Monday 31 March 2014

20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea {Unit Study}

"On the NAUTILUS men's hearts never fail them. No defects to be afraid of, for the double shell is as firm as iron, no rigging to attend to, no sails for the wind to carry away; no boilers to burst, no fire to fear, for the vessel is made of iron, not of wood; no cove to run short, for electricity is the only power; no collision to fear, for it alone swims in deep water; no tempest to brave, for when it dives below the water, it reaches absolute tranquility. That is the perfection of vessels."  - JULES VERNE

Welcome to my first post for the 2014/15 Poppins Book Nook blog hop.  Each month this year we will share resources for a book we have read for the month according to a theme.

This months theme is: Where in the World. We have spent a delightful month exploring the wonders of ocean living, submarines, animals of the oceans and discovered the delights of YouTube schooling.

Paul read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne to Sir N.  Our version was published by Readers Digest, with illustrations by Joseph Ciardiello and an afterword by Clifton Fadiman. This version was printed in 1990 and was translated by Philip Schuyler Allen from the original work by Jules Verne which was publishe in 1870 under the title Vingt Mille Liues Sous les Mers.

Lap Book

We then enriched our experience with a few documentaries on YouTube as well as some DVD renditions of the book.

Giant Squid
Giant Clams
Scuba Diving
20 000 Leagues Under the Sea
On the www
We really enjoyed our first month with the Poppins Book Nook and are looking forward to seeing the treasures shared by the ladies over the next 24 hours.  Be sure to come back next month to see our next adventure.  If you have any great resources for me to add to this list please post it below in the comments.


Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God's Grace ~ Chestnut Grove AcademyLearning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy's Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy's Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for LearningEver After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Water on the Floor ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ Mom's Heart ~ A Moment in our WorldFinchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A "Peace" of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

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  1. What a fantastic list of resources, thanks so much for sharing!

  2. 20,000 Leagues was one of my favorites when I was a teen (I read it translated into my native Russian). Love all the resources for this unit and pinning it for future reference.

  3. My son will find this fascinating. I wonder if my husband might enjoy reading this book to him. Thanks for the links. Your son's lap book looks great.

  4. I love finding school resources on Youtube. It really is a very valuable resource! Thank you for all of these good ideas to go along with 20,000 Leagues...

  5. I love how you expanded on the book by watching videos on YouTube! It's always interesting to see how different a movie is from the book!

  6. I think comparing the differences between film/print is an excellent idea. Youtube really is a wonderful resource for education (and a little fun here and there too).

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

  7. I've never read this book, but wow - you have found a terrific selection of resources to use for it! I love using YouTube videos for lots of things - there's so many amazing things out there! :)

  8. Wow! Thank you for sharing this wonderful list of resources!

  9. Great resources and a fun lap book! Under the seas really does seem like a different world!

  10. Wow! What a fun unit study! I'm going to have to remember this one!


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