Australian Book Traveller

Australian Book Traveller

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Using this unit study you can teach in a range of subjects and meet some of the requirements of the Australian Curriculum syllabus outcomes. With each unit study you will open their eyes to different aspects of Australia as you cover: literature, social studies, science and art.

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“Children don’t stumble onto good books by themselves; they must be introduced to the wonder of words put together in such a way that they spin out pure joy and magic.”Gladys Hunt

Australian Book Traveller is a unit study that will help you steer your children towards a love of good books. Snuggled up, reading together on the couch you begin your Australian tour. You are the travel guide. The books are the transport. The children are the tourists. The journey is ahead.

Teach Core Subjects All At Once

Using this unit study you can teach in a range of subjects and meet some of the requirements of the Australian Curriculum outcomes. With each unit study you will open their eyes to different aspects of Australia as you cover: literature, social studies, science and art.

Witness with delight as their knowledge of Australia’s culture and heritage blossoms in a very natural way.

Covering the Australian Curriculum

English Outcomes

  • Exposes children to a wide variety of literature and gives them an appetite for good quality literature
  • This encourages listening skills and allows books to be used beyond the level of a child’s reading ability.
  • Children are exposed to a range of literature produced by Australians including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Geography Outcomes

  • By the end of Year 2, students identify the features that define places and recognise that places can be described at different scales.
  • They describe how people in different places are connected to each other and identify factors that influence these connections.
  • They explain why places are important to people.

History Outcomes

  • Communicates stories of their own family heritage and the heritage of others.
  • Describes different experiences of people living in Australia
  • Family rules and family stories. How is your family different?
  • Communicates an understanding of change and continuity of family life using historical terms like past, present, old and new.
  • Discuss how individuals and groups can cause changes in the environment.
  • Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time.
  • Identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the World

Science Outcomes

  • shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities.
  • demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures.
  • develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason.

 

Australian Book Picture Literature Study

Travel Our States and Territories With Good Books

Eight Australian picture books have been chosen as the core Travel Books. These books are the starting point of the unit studies. Each varies in its flavour, art and location. The books were chosen for their educational, literary and artistic merit. Many are award winners. There are true tales, legends, fiction and factual stories. Every story has something special to share with your child that will enrich their experience of Australia.

Written Especially For Homeschool Children Ages 5-8

This resource is suitable for teaching one child or multiple children. The core travel books are aimed at children aged 5-8.

You can include all of your primary children in the lessons. Even your preschoolers will like it! Your children can share in the delight of the story, locate places on the map and do their art lessons together.

Whistle Stop Tour or One Year Trek

Complete Australian Book Traveller in 8 weeks or spread the lessons over a year. You set the pace!

Add English and math lessons to your Travel Guide books and you can cover all your key learning areas for a week. How easy and enjoyable that will be!

For those who like to take their time, spread your Travel Book lessons over the year; spending time digging deeper into the lesson suggestions, following rabbit trials and reading through the extension readers.

You can even revisit at a later date!

“ohhhh I love it I love it I love it!!!!~!!!!!!!!”

Many mums have told me that this resource has been a delight to use.

“Michelle, I love it. Makes me want to have little ones again! In fact, I may very well do it with Caleb, who is 12…just because we can and it is so good! I can easily adapt it to suit his age and development.” Susan Priolo aussiehomeschool.com

What Else Will You Need?

Australian Book Travel Guide ebook is free but you may also want a few extras:

Australian Traveller’s Map 

Map markers Australian Book Traveller

Downunder Geography Pages 

Australian Geography Notebooking Pages - Downunder Geography

Our Sunburnt Country 

Australian History Book

And You’ll Also Need The Picture Books

These books are not included in the resource but can borrowed from the library.

  • Tourist Trip around Australia—Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester
  • Northern Territory —Magic Boomerang by Mark Greenwood
  • Queensland—Best Beak in Boonaroo Bay by Narelle Oliver
  • New South Wales (Sydney) —Alexander’s Outing by Pamela Allen
  • Victoria—A Year on Our Farm by Penny Matthews • Tamania —Tasmanian Traveller by Steve & Marion Isham
  • South Australia—You and Me Murrawee by Kerri Hashmi
  • Western Australia—Grandad Marches on Anzac Day by Catriona Hoy

4 reviews for Australian Book Traveller

  1. :

    Oh that’s brilliant! Just what our family needs I think! We’re into learning about Australia this year, particularly after having just moved here it’s one of my big ideas for the year’s curriculum. Hadn’t got around to getting Our Sunburnt Country so will do so asap with the new book too.

    Sally H

  2. :

    Hi Michelle

    Can we pre-order your new Australian Study goodies? They look fabulous!

    We did a similar FIAR type study when we arrived in Australia to get a good idea of what was where and my children had a ball!

    What a fabulous idea to use those gorgeous maps, we use them for our Flat Traveller swaps as the details are just lovely.

    Well done!

    Blessings
    Eloïse

  3. :

    ohhhh I love it I love it I love it!!!!~!!!!!!!!

    can I order now???!!!!????!!!!

    we are travelling later in the year perfect timing!! wahoo.

    and I even have some of the books,,… off to collect the rest.

    great work…did I say I love it…

    homeschool mum aussiehomeschool.com

  4. (verified owner):

    Michelle, I love it. Makes me want to have little ones again! In fact, I may very well do it with Caleb, who is 12…just because we can and it is so good! I can easily adapt it to suit his age and development.

    You amaze me, you really do. Thanks for your fantastic contributions toward the Australian homeschooling community. I thank you because FINALLY this is something I could give to my daughter when she marries and homeschools (God willing) her own children…something that is directly in line with our own educational philosophy and methodology.

    Michelle, you ROCK!!!!

    In His Grace,
    Susan <><

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