We created a bird study for Miss J. I decided it would be good to share some of the book resources with you that we used. I will be linking to this in an upcoming post on the unit study itself so be watching for it.
We specifically made it a point to talk about John James Audubon and the influence he had on nature studies, and bird studies in particular. These were two very interesting books about him and his work.
The Boy Who Drew Birds by Jacqueline Davies
Capturing Nature: The Writings and Art of John James Audubon edited by Peter and Connie Roop
These are some of the reference books we picked up at the library.
Smithsonian Bird Watcher
Bird – a DK eyewitness book
If You Were a Bird by S. J. Calder
These books were chosen because they hit on a specific theme or idea we were covering such as nests or the birds we were likely to see based on where we live.
Learn About Texas Birds
Backyard Birds Texas by Bill Fenimore
Birds Build Nests by Cathryn Sill
About Birds: A Guide For Children
And these were directing some of the more detailed information and questions for the study.
Exploring Creations with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day by Jeannie Fulbright
Look Up: Bird Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate
What’s That Bird? Teacher Key from Memoria Press
These books, by themselves, make a pretty thorough bird study. But, if you want to go further with it, check out the upcoming post about the unit study that Miss J just finished.
Tagged: 3rd grade, Elementary, science
This looks like a great line up of books. I need to remember this list this summer if we finally get around to doing a bird study. Thank you for sharing!
You’re welcome. Birds are fascinating!
Oh…you MUST READ a nest for celeste. It would fit this study perfectly!!!!!
I just wish our library system had it! Maybe I will see if the local bookstore carries it.
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