Opening the World Through Nature Journaling- Integrating Art, Science & Language Arts. 2nd Ed.
Opening the World through Nature Journaling: Integrating Art, Science, and Language Arts
2nd Edition- CNPS Curriculum
By John Muir Laws, Emilie Lygren, Emily Breunig, and Celeste Lopez
We are proud to be able to offer a spectacular new edition of our curriculum that will work in a multitude of settings from school yards, camps, and nature centers to CNPS events and family outings. It is geared primarily towards children age 8 and up, and meets California state standards for grades 3 through 7 but works just as well for teenagers and adults. The 2nd edition has many improvements and a wonderful new section of poetry writing activities that fit hand in glove with nature journaling.
It teaches children to become keen observers of the natural world by drawing and writing about the plants and animals in situ. In a set of nested games and activities, students gain confidence in drawing and writing to as a way to gather information. Using a set of key prompts, children and adults also discover a language to create poetry from their observations. They employ these skills and tools to put together a field guide, make treasure maps, and to write poems and stories.
"Keeping a field journal develops and reinforces the most important science process skills; observation and documentation. All other parts of the process of science depend on these skills. We assume that we are naturally good observers, but learning to really see is a skill that must be learned and developed. Journal activities tie directly to the State of California science framework content standards and the visual and performing arts framework content standards." –John Muir Laws
Coil bound color copies, 96 pages
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