Monday, 28 April 2014

Seabird {Unit Study}

This months theme for the Poppins Book Nook is Planes, Trains and Automobiles - anything transport related.  The  book we chose Seabird by Holling Clancy Holling. Our mode of transport looked at was sea travel. Mr Holling is a master story teller that grabbed our imagination from the very first page, so much so that this month we have spent a delightful time exploring the history of shipping from sailing ships to modern container ships that roam our oceans.

We found some excellent FREE resources online and have watched a few documentaries on YouTube as well.  Seabird introduced us to the wide world of shipping and encouraged an inquiry into the different types of ships through the ages.  We read Ships, Sailors and the Sea alongside Seabird.

Lapbook and Notebook pages

On the WWW

"A writer of books for young people is quite aware that they may open new vistas for fresh and eager minds. If this story charts a course into related stories — sparkling seas now held unknown between other book covers — then SEABIRD will have accomplished part of her mission." 

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 64 
ISBN 10: 0395266815
ISBN 13: 9780395266816
Author Holling C. Holling
Illustrator: Holling C. Holling
Available from Bookdepository and Amazon

We have learned so much this month about the shipping industry and it's history. You are invited to blog and share one of your book adventures on the theme of transportation and join in our link up below.

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  1. How fascinating! I know I don't even think about shipping very much - I just take it for granted. It's great to offer a little insight behind shipping today and in the past!

  2. What a great study! We haven't read this book yet, but we've enjoyed another Holling book.

  3. Holling books are wonderful. We haven't read this one... yet! When we do I will be hopping back over to check out your great list of resources!

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  4. We haven't done this one yet! I'm going to have to pin your resources for later :-)


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