Winnie-the-Pooh: A Unit Study

A.A. (Alan Alexander) Milne was born in London on January 18, 1882.  He graduated from Cambridge with a degree in mathematics and thereafter began working for the magazine Punch as an assistant editor.  His work was interrupted by his service in WWI as a signal officer.  After the war he began writing plays and short stories.

However, most will remember Milne for his series of children’s books about Winnie-the-Pooh.  When We Were Young, a book of children’s poems, was the first children’s book Milne published in 1924.  His other books include Winnie-the-Pooh, Now We Are Six, and The House at Pooh Corner.

Originally illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard, whom Milne knew from his work at Punch, the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh were stories Milne made up about his son, Christopher Robin, and his teddy bear.  Like many successful children’s books, Winnie-the-Pooh has been enjoyed by children of all ages.

Further Investigation

A Short History of Winnie-the-Pooh
How Winnie-the-Pooh and friends were named and how the books were released. From Penguin.

History of Winnie-the-Pooh
More information at

About Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends
Meet the characters!

6 Winnie-the-Pooh Printables {Free}

6 Winnie-the-Pooh Printables {Free}
Free downloads from Disney including a lantern, playset, paper bag puppets, activity book, and more!

“The Case of the Missing Tail”
Cute interactive where you help Pooh find Eeyore’s tail.

Winnie-the-Pooh MadLib
Rather silly, but a fun way to practice the parts of speech.

Draw Winnie-the-Pooh
Draw your own!  Here’s how.

The House at Pooh Corner & Now We Are Six
Zipped MP3 audio files from the Riverside Wonderland children’s vinyl record series.

Winnie-the-Pooh Cake Pops
Not easy, but doable…and oh so cute!


Winnie-the-Pooh ~ Free eBook
This title is now in the public domain.

Now We Are Six ~ Free eBook
Also now in the public domain in the U.S. Free eBook

Pooh's Library

Pooh’s Library
Unabridged and retaining the original color illustrations by Shepard, this box set has Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, Now We Are Six, and When We Were Very Young. This is the version we keep on the shelf.

Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees
The text of our introduction to Winnie-the-Pooh.

Finding Winnie

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
The heart-warming story of the real bear Winnie-the-Pooh was named after. Read our full review!

Unit Studies & Lesson Plans

Classroom Activities
Celebrating 75 years of Winnie-the-Pooh!

Free Nature Studies: The Honey Bee

Free Nature Studies: The Honey Bee
Learn about bees and honey with our free nature study!

Printables & Notebooking Pages

Winnie the Pooh Coloring Page
Free download at Disney.

100 Aker Wood
Map for notebook.

Author Notebooking Pages {Free Download}

Author Notebooking Pages
Simple pages for recording information on A.A. Milne including room for copywork, narrations, an illustration, dates of birth/death, and books by the author.

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