Northern Forests (temperate forests)
Grizzly Bear, Raccoon, Giant Panda, Red Fox, Little Brown Bear, Porcupine, Moose, Opossum, SkunkForests Down Under (Australia—tropical and temperate forests)
Kangaroo, Platypus, Koala, Echidna
At the end of each unit, several pages focus on a specific art element or principle. In Book 7 they are:
- Representing a round earth on a flat piece of paper
- Drawing a simple map of the world, forming a mental map
- drawing a map of the world
Sample LessonsLessons are displayed on our home page.
Swan and Heron Lessons (pdf, 373k) with a list of the books.
Four short sentences (manuscript style) are shown for copy work. The writing practice should be adjusted to fit the child’s abilities and needs. In addition, any handwriting style may be practiced The following is from a Book 7 lesson:
Toucans fly through the forests.
They are easy to see.
They flap and glide.
They are brightly colored.
- 64 pages, printed on quality paper
- Soft-cover, 8.5” x 11”
- 21 lessons in each book
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