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Picture Book Explorers ~ The Best Christmas Present in the World

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A literature based unit study to accompany The Best Christmas Present in the World  by Michael Morpurgo ISBN 978-1-4052-1518-3 (Book not included)

The narrator finds an old letter hidden in the drawer of a desk he is renovating. The letter tells the story of the Christmas Day truce of 1914 in the Belgian battlefields of World War 1. The letter is the last letter written by a young British officer to his wife. The letter is eventually returned to its rightful owner. This is a touching story and the illustrations beautifully and sensitively reflect this.  

This Picture Book Explorers pack takes you to Dorset, UK as well as Belgium, Europe. It includes information about both Michael Morpurgo, the author and Michael Foreman, the illustrator. Your child can learn how both Belgium and Dorset have changed since 1914; develop creative writing skills; practice letter writing; perform cold weather experiments; learn how to identify trees in winter; make a time capsule; draw Christmas symbols; learn about the importance of colour value; taste regional food and more. This pack allows you to tailor the activities to give a personalised learning adventure for your child. 

Includes instructions for over 20 activities with over 30 pages of printables including two timelines, minibook pieces, a selection of maps and flags; list of supplies needed; book suggestions to help you make this study best fit your child.

Extra supplies will be needed for some of the hands-on activities.

Written by a British home educator, Picture Book Explorers are designed to guide you and your child along a learning journey inspired by beautifully crafted books. Each of the downloadable studies provides stepping stones from reading the story aloud into an enjoyable educational adventure. The hope is, that even after you have taken everything you can from a Picture Book Explorers file, your family will continue on the learning journey, adding your own ideas and taking inspriation from the suggestions given.

Each unit study contains maps, flags, a timeline and fact sheets to help you on your way. Some will contain notebooking pages, mini-books, quizzes and/or colouring sheets. They each contain over 20 activity suggestions with the information and/or instructions needed to complete them. These range from discussion ideas to creative writing projects to practical art projects to craft activities to maths problems to science experiments to recipes to games to field trip ideas and beyond. They are fully researched and tested before publication to make sure that your child gets the best quality learning experience possible. Having said that, we're only human and sometimes make mistakes; we welcome all feedback to be able to improve our products and service.

The books must be bought separately – check your library and look out for them in charity shops.

 
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File Last Updated:
December 03, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on December 03, 2014.