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Humanities Part two. A Re-post.

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” 
― A.A. Milne, 

Yesterday I talked about a block I did with my son on Superheroes. Today I am posting a link to a blog post when I did a “Human and Animal” Block with my #3 who was 10 at the time and an “Animal Stories“ Block with #4 who was 8.

When we learn about animals, we speak about each one in relation to the characteristics of a human being so we can understand our differences as well as our similarities. This is different than simply treating each species as a zoology unit which they can study in a more scientific way when they get older. But in these younger stages, I want them to feel a connection through the heart.

For more on the block, visit this post.

Speaking of heart connection, one of our favourite read alouds during any animal block is Winnie-the-Pooh. I am starting it as our family read aloud tonight again. The kids, especially the big ones, are excited.

I sketched this after one of my geometry classes. I think it’s a perfect complement.

 

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