Welcome to Curious Trails

Our Curious Trails: Family Literature and Activity Guides are inspired by living books that invite us to explore worlds of nature, geography, art, history, and science. We’ll chase our curiosities and travel wherever our stories lead us! Throughout each unit you’ll find open-and-go topic study guides and lots of hands-on-activities to celebrate what we’ve learned ranging from S.T.E.M. projects, art invitations, nature journaling, cooking science, and more! You’ll also find our “Literacy Look” language activities following Charlotte Mason’s principles of narration, gentle grammar play, and creative writing projects.

Renewable Energy Unit Study

Curious Trails Renewable Energy Unit Study

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Today, our journey takes us to Danish island of Samsø to meet the community that were able to become almost completely energy independent by using renewable energy sources. Our activities are inspired by our reading of Allan Drummond’s Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed their World. We’ll learn about the renewable energy sources of wind, solar, hydro, tidal, and geothermal power. Our read aloud will have us
exploring the story element of conflict, and designing our own ‘energy island’.

Bee Unit Study Winnie-the-Pooh

Curious Trails Bee Unit Study

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Join us as we go on the ‘sweetest’ adventure inspired by readings of Kirsten Hall’s The Honeybee and Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. We’ll get up close with some amazing bee species and learn what life is like in a bee colony. Our read alouds will have us playing with onomatopoeia sound words, dialogue, and ‘point-of-view’ as we narrate our stories from a ‘buzzing’ new perspective. Our younger learners will also enjoy bee themed Letter B, Sight Word, and Word Family activities. This guide is full of STEM projects, art invitations, handicrafts, nature math, and journaling activities!

Reindeer Unit Study

Curious Trails Reindeer Unit Study

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Today, our journey is a holiday adventure inspired by readings of Jan Brett’s A Wild Christmas Reindeer and Matt Tavares’ Dasher. We’ll travel to the Arctic tundra and
learn about the great reindeer migrations and adaptations that help them thrive in their polar habitat. Our read alouds will have us playing with “reindeer verbs,” narrating with our new story puppets, and exploring plot development. This guide includes STEM projects, an artist study on Ted Harrison, mapping activities, games, handicrafts, recipes, and nature journaling!

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