Literature Based Unit Studies

Braver: A Wombat’s Tale by Suzanne Selfors and Walker Ranson

One day when Lola leaves her burrow eager to find out a bit more about some suspicious behavior, her entire village including her family are captured by a vicious monster. Lola embarks on an adventure far bigger than anything she imagined as she takes on a quest to free the wombats of the Northern Forest.

Adventure, the power of stories, bravery, character, ecology, eco systems . . . these are just a few of the things you’ll enjoy in this epic tale of a not-so-shy wombat.

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Iris is a deaf girl growing up in a hearing world. At school she learns about Blue 55, a whale who sings at a different frequency from all other whales. As Iris learns more about the whale, she also learns more about herself.

In this unit study, we’ll explore topics like: whales, Helen Keller, Louis Braille, the science of sound and light, poetry, the history of radios, the Titanic, and more.

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