Category: Inquire

Up In The Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses Lesson Activity

Summary Have you ever built a treehouse? Where did you build it? I bet it was in your backyard. Imagine building a treehouse in a public park. How would you accomplish that without anyone noticing? Especially when the park is in a busy city… Continue Reading “Up In The Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses Lesson Activity”

Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel and Other Poems of Birds in Flight Lesson Activity

Read Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel and Other Poems of Birds in Flight to learn about animal behavior. Follow the illustration techniques to show movement when drawing animals.

One Dark Bird Activity

Summary Can you guess what a murmuration is? The image above might give you a hint. A murmuration occurs when starlings fly together and change direction in a fluid movement. Their flight pattern looks like a choreographed dance that fills the sky with swarming… Continue Reading “One Dark Bird Activity”

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor – The Woman Who Loved Reptiles Lesson Activity

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor Summary Watch out! This is the story of a girl with very unusual guests to her tea parties‚Ķreptiles!¬† Yes, Joan Procter was a pioneer in the field of woman scientists. She was fascinated by reptiles, and was often joined by… Continue Reading “Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor – The Woman Who Loved Reptiles Lesson Activity”

Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World To Laugh (and Cry) Lesson Activity

Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry) Summary What would happen if you showed a silhouette of Charlie Chaplin to different generations? Just his outline. No name or labels. I bet older people will call out Chaplin’s name, but… Continue Reading “Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World To Laugh (and Cry) Lesson Activity”

Hello Lighthouse Lesson Activity

Hello Lighthouse Summary With contemplative illustrations and word structure, Sophie Blackall tells the story of a lighthouse. Her creative talents shine with her ability to portray simultaneous events. We see the life of a lighthouse keeper contained in circles surrounded by rope. The evocative… Continue Reading “Hello Lighthouse Lesson Activity”

Outside My Window by Linda Ashman

Learners make global connections by comparing and contrasting views from around the world.

Snails Are Just My Speed! Lesson Activity

Snails Are Just My Speed Summary Do you have the book Snails Are Just My Speed! by Kevin McCloskey in your collection? If not, I highly recommend getting a few copies. Learners and educators are going to love this book. As the stamp on the left-hand… Continue Reading “Snails Are Just My Speed! Lesson Activity”

The Field Lesson Activity

The Field Summary What does a pick-up game of soccer look like in your neighborhood? Where do the children play? What sounds do you hear? In The Field, by Baptiste Paul, the reader has a front row seat to watch an exciting game that takes… Continue Reading “The Field Lesson Activity”

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World Lesson Activity

Shaking Things Up Summary From the author of the incredible book Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood invites us into the world of female innovators and activists. This book highlights, in poetic verse, the stories of fourteen young women that made a huge difference in the… Continue Reading “Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World Lesson Activity”

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