Free Nature Studies: Introduction {Free eBooks}

Free Nature Studies: Introduction {Free eBooks}
Free Nature Studies: Introduction {Free eBooks}

Welcome to our free nature studies based on the book Our Wonderful World by Emery Lewis Howe covering pets, birds, plants, animals, and the earth and planets.

Written for young children, this treasure includes experiments, related Scripture verses, and activities such as drawing, narrating, and writing. We’ve added suggestions, helps for Mom, book recommendations, and dozens and dozens of resources to round out the studies.

There are 32 lessons, not including this introduction. By adding a weekly lab and an age-appropriate biology text, you should have enough material for most students.

For the youngest children, simply reading the book together may be enough. You know your children best, but don’t overwhelm them. Have fun!

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  • To get acquainted with the book, read the introduction on pages 9–12 — “To the Boys and Girls Who Read This Book.”
  • Throughout the book, a reference is made to the child’s notebook. Use the first week to prepare a notebook for use by creating a decorative cover and adding a variety of different types of paper for drawing, illustrating, and writing. You’ll find notebooking pages correlated to each lesson in the Printables & Notebooking Pages section at the end of each lesson.
  • Free Nature Studies: Introduction {Free eBooks}Grab a copy of the Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock. Originally written in 1911 by the head of the Department of Nature Study at Cornell University, this much-loved handbook shows us how to observe nature in 887 pages of detail. This is a great reference when it comes to getting outside and observing. We link to the corresponding activities in our study. While the paperback is still in print, the original is also available online as a free download.
  • Our book is divided into five parts. You’ll find review questions or narration prompts and a few activities for each part of the book in the review section at the end.

Teacher’s Manual

A teacher’s manual written by Jean Gertrude Hutton in 1927 is also available that includes:

  • The stated purpose of the course.
  • Suggested methods of teaching.
  • 45 references for further study (books primarily available in the public domain).
  • Suggested music, hymns, and poems.
  • Preparation, teaching, and activities for each lesson, along with suggested books.

Much of the book is geared toward the classroom teacher, but others may find it helpful, particularly when it comes to setting up for the next lesson.

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Additional Resources
Nature Journal Notebooking Sets {Free Download}

Nature Journal Notebooking Sets {Free Download}
Simple pages that go well with our free nature studies.

Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}
Simple pages that can be used for nearly any notebook.

Other nature resources here at DIYHomeschooler.

Enjoy the complete series:
Free Nature Studies: Our Wonderful World