Homeschool Essentials: Antarctica Unit Study/ Penguin Lapbook Resources

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This week I’m joining the 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials blog hop.  Come back here each day this week to find out some of my favorite homeschooling resources.   And down at the bottom of the post you’ll find links to other blogs!

Today I’m sharing about the fun unit study we just completed about Antarctica and Penguins.  We’ve been studying world geography, and this was the perfect time to get to Antarctica.  It was even -18 degrees here last week!

The Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins

Penguin by Claire Robinson
Children’s Atlas of God’s World by Craig Froman (pages on Antarctica)

Penguins and Antarctica: Magic Tree House Research Guide by Nancy Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Atwater

Weddell Seal: Fat and Happy by Joyce L. Markovics
Antarctica by Rebecca Hirsch

Other books we didn’t have time to read:
Penguin Puzzle by Judith Bauer Stamper
Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic by Robert Burleigh
Crocodiles, Camels, and Dugout Canoes: Eight Adventurous Episodes by Bo Zaunders (chapter about Ernest Shackleton)

Student workbooks:
Around the World in 180 Days by Sherrie Payne (pages on Antarctica)
Draw Write Now book 4 (the polar regions) by Marie Hablitzel

Penguin lapbook:
 Free one we used
Free one from Lapbook Lessons
Various free coloring sheets found online

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National Geographic Antarctic Wildlife (from Netflix)
March of the Penguins

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (haven’t watched yet)


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  1. Great resources for the Penguin and Antarctica Unit Study. I have the Draw Write Now and the Around the World in 180 Days books. I forget I have some of these wonderful resources. I think I will start pulling them out and re looking at them.
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  2. It’s been in the negative degrees here lately too! Great time to do an Antarctica study =) Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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