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Fun and Exciting Antarctica Unit Study/ Penguin Lapbook Resources

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

See below for books we read, movies we watched, a lapbook we completed, and a craft we made.

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

Our Journey Westward

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


Toilet paper rolls, construction paper, glue, and scissors!

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Have fun with your Penguin and Antarctica Unit Study! Let me know in the comments what other resources you used.

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  2. 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.

  3. 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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