Amazon Unit Study
"The Amazonia is on fire!" I read as I scrolled through Instagram. Did I see this on the news? No. I read this weeks ago before celebrities and news stations started sharing about the crazy big fire that is sweeping through the Amazon. Completely baffled why regular new sources weren't sharing this, I decided we need to study this magnificent forest now.
I've been gathering information and books for the unit study the entire summer. I scoured the Internet for a detailed guide, coming up scarce, and decided to make this a piece together plan.
Why is studying the rainforest so important? The Amazon Rainforest is the largest forest in the world. It produces 20% of Earth's Oxygen. And it's on fire. It's a protected habitat harboring thousands of creatures and organisms in its' unique ecosystem, some of which haven't even been identified yet. Our planet is special. Our countries often overlook natural disasters in other areas and only focus on earthly fixes in their own regions, but how can we expect future generations to fully embrace our planet without being taught the importance of large natural habitats no matter where they are?!
To begin this study, we are using a Brazil guide from MyFathersWorld.com, Rainforest worksheets from education.com, and The Rainforest guide from Love at Home Education.
Here are the books we have chosen to use:
- Magic Treehouse Fact Tracker Rain Forests
- Magic Treehouse #6 Afternoon on the Amazon
- Where is the Amazon?
- The Most Beautiful Roof in the World
- The Great Kapok Tree
- Rainforest Explorer (Barnes & Noble)
- The Umbrella by Jan Brett
- The Rainforest Grew All Around
- Can You Hear the Rainforest Sing?
- 3D Rainforest Explorer (pop up book)
- Hidden Wildlife How Animals Hide In Plain Sight
- Rainforest Masks
- The Jungle Challenge
- Secrets of the Rainforest
- eat2explore Brazil box
- Green Kid Crafts Rainforest Science
- Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit
- Study a Kapok pod (then we are giving it to the rabbit)
- Professor Noggins Rainforests of the World Game
- The Fox in the Forest Game
- Match a Track
- Global Ranking