The year is 1957, and Bobby lives on the Tsartlip First Nation reserve on Vancouver Island where his family has lived for generations and generations. He loves his weekend job at the nearby marina. He loves to play marbles with his friends. And he loves being able to give half his weekly earnings to his mother to eke out the grocery money, but he longs to enter the up-coming fishing derby. With the help of his uncle and Dan from the marina, his wish just might come true.Sylvia Olsen has many sources of inspiration for her writing. Her mother and mother-in-law have more than 200 grandchildren and great grandchildren between them! Like Bobby, she lives in Tsartlip First Nation, where she has lived for almost thirty years. She works as a First Nations community development consultant. Catching Spring is based on a real experience of her children's father. Sylvia is the author of two other novels for children and teens, No Time to Say Goodbye and The Girl With a Baby, both published by Sono Nis Press.
Irresistible, reproducible student-made booklets develop essential early literacy, math, and science skills through rhyming, repetitive, and predictable text. Each book is packed with 20 booklets in a variety of fun formats that promote reading success.
What do the printing press, the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the Mona Lisa, and the Protestant Religion all have in common? They are all products of the Renaissance! The Renaissance Period had a huge impact on the history of the world and its influences can still be seen today. The Renaissance Project Pack includes an 8-page Research Guide that introduces you and your students to the history of the Renaissance, its people, art, architecture, music, and much more. In the Research Guide part of the unit, you will also find short biographies of important people during that time and a Vocabulary List. In addition to the guide, you will find 24 hands-on activities complete with instructions and reproducible graphics needed to complete your studies and offer a fun approach to learning about The Renaissance.
Publisher: In The Hands of A Child
Product ID: HOCPP1056
Grades: 3 - 8
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 2.10 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781603080569
Rules are important to a household and to a government and it is important to have people in charge that can help make and enforce those rules. The American government has people in charge who make and enforce laws to benefit the citizens of this nation. The 72-page American Government Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child can help your child learn about the government that rules our nation. This project pack comes complete with a 16-page research guide and 25 hands-on activities about the system of American Government.
In the 49-page Zebras Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child, you will find a 9-page Research Guide and 16 hands-on activities that explain the anatomy of a zebra, different types of zebras, range and habitat, diet, behavior, and much more. Is a zebra really just a horse with stripes? You will also find the answer to that question!
Most people know the story of Benjamin Franklin flying his kite in a thunder and lightning storm. Others may know that he was one of the Founding Fathers for the United States and that he signed the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. But who was Benjamin Franklin? This hands-on Project Pack is 74 pages of everything you need to begin your studies on the life of Benjamin Franklin. In the Research Guide part of the unit, you will also find a complete timeline, an extensive vocabulary list, and fun activities to complete your studies. In addition to the guide, you will find 20 hands-on activities complete with instructions and reproducible graphics to complete your studies and offer a fun approach to learning about this great founding father, scientist, inventor, and writer.
Put on your winter coats, mittens, hats, warm boots, and scarves! We are going to the coldest place in the world! Antarctica! This hands-on Project Pack is 82 pages of everything you need to begin your studies on the continent of Antarctica. Included in this unit is a 16-page Research Guide that introduces you and your student to the explorers, the climate, the animals, and much more about the continent of Antarctica. The continent of Antarctica is unique in that it is the only continent in the world that does not have a permanent population or a government! There is so much to learn and explore about this icy continent, let our 82-page Project Pack take you and your students on a great expedition to Antarctica!
Born January 15, 1929, graduated from college at age 19, leader of the civil rights movement, voted Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1963, he had a dream. Introduce your student to this great man, Martin Luther King Jr., and the dream he had. This hands-on Project Pack is 77 pages of everything you and your students need to begin your studies on the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. In the Research Guide part of the unit, you will also find photos, an excerpt from his famous I Have a Dream Speech, and a Vocabulary List. In addition to the guide, you will find 19 hands-on activities complete with instructions and reproducible graphics to complete your studies and offer a fun approach to learning about this great leader.
Feudalism, nobility, tournaments, knights in shining armor, the Black Death - all of these things might sound like something out of a fairy tale to you, but in fact, they are things that occurred during the Medieval Times in Europe. Our newest Research Pack, Medieval Times, includes a Guide that introduces you and your students to the three time periods of the Middle Ages, the people, the religion, the castles, what it took to become a knight, and about the devastating plague that killed millions. In addition to the guide, you will find 23 hands-on activities complete with instructions and reproducible graphics needed to complete your studies and offer a fun approach to learning about the Medieval Times.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter was first published in 1901. It is the story of Peter Rabbit and his three sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail. This 50 page pack includes a 10 page Research Guide and 15 hands-on activities PLUS one extension activity. You and your students will find a brief biography of Beatrix Potter, a Peter Rabbit timeline, summary and page-by page discussion questions, recipes, a brief introduction to rabbits and gardens.
The worlds of Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Johnny Townmouse, and more come alive for children of all ages thanks to children's book author, Beatrix Potter. Students can complete a lapbook about this amazing woman with the Beatrix Potter Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 64 page pack includes an 11 page Research Guide and 20 hands-on activities about her childhood, her artwork, her published writing, her later years, and some of the characters in her beloved books.
Police officers, fire fighters, and paramedics are all people you might see in your community. It is important to know how to communicate with community helpers and to trust them so they can do their job to save lives. It is also important to have a safety plan for your family and know when and how to call for help. This 92 page pack includes a 15 page Research Guide and 21 hands-on activities PLUS 4 extension activities to help your student create a lapbook on Emergency Services & Personal Safety. Major concepts include police, personal safety, firefighters, fire safety, paramedics, calling for help, common household hazards, and internet safety.
Every living thing has a place in nature. The Earth can be considered one giant ecosystem that includes soil, air, climate, natural resources, and many communities living and relying on each other. Earth is home to more than six billion people, which creates a strain on natural resources, wildlife habitats, water and air, climate, and the amount of people living in poverty. This 139 page pack includes a 48 page Research Guide and 37 hands-on activities and 3 extension activities about Earth's systems, human population dynamics, natural resources, environmental quality, global changes, and environment and society.
Although technology began in ancient times, it was not until the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century that the world began seeing how technology could dramatically change everyone's lives and everyday tasks. This pack includes a 10 page Research Guide and 20 hands-on activities PLUS one bonus activity about what technology is, what it does for us, the impact it has on daily life, technology through the ages, and future technology. In addition, students will find information about techno groundbreakers, information technology, and how technology was demonstrated in the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.
Bridges are usually part of a transportation route and carry highways, railroad lines, and other pathways. This pack includes a 20 page Research Guide and 20 hands-on activities PLUS 2 extension activities and 1 bonus activity. Your student's lapbook will demonstrate a knowledge of bridge functions, bridge history, bridge designs, famous bridges and engineers, and natural bridges.
As the human population grows, people need more options for disposing of their waste. This 70 page pack includes a 10 page Research Guide and 15 hands-on activities about where garbage goes when we throw it away, how to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and the various materials that can be reduced, reused, and recycled. In addition, students will find bonus and extension activities such as Bible connections, researching recycling options in the community, and making recycled paper.
Mesoamerica was the region that is now Mexico and Central America. Major Mesoamerican and South American civilizations included the Maya, Aztec, and Inca. This 100 page pack contains a 22 page Research Guide and 34 hands-on activities about the Mayan, Aztec, and Inca civilizations, including language, arts and crafts, clothing, food, political and social organization, religion, agriculture, major cities, accomplishments, and how each empire ended. Students will also find a full timeline, recipes, and more!
Herpetology is a branch of zoology that is concerned with all aspects of the study of amphibians and reptiles, two types of vertebrates, through habitat observation and scientific studies. Highschool students can complete a lapbook on this fascinating science with the Herpetology Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 83-page pack includes a 22-page Research Guide and 23 hands-on activities PLUS 2 bonus activities. This Project Pack is full of information about herping, taxonomy, amphibian and reptile anatomy, behavior, life history, comparing both classes of animals, thermoregulation, conservation, and careers in herpetology.
The Cornhusker state has more varieties of grass than any other state in the nation. Your student can find out what else Nebraska has to offer with the Nebraska Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 82-page pack includes a 24-page Research Guide and 20 hands-on activities PLUS 1 bonus activity to help your student complete a lapbook on the state of Nebraska. Information your student will learn includes the people (past and present), land, state facts and symbols, rivers and lakes, climate, government, economy, wildlife, major cities, sports teams, and major attractions. Also included is a state timeline and recipes!
Listen. What do you hear? We live in a noisy world full of different sounds. Sound is anything you hear. Can sound be heard on the Moon? Find the answer to that question and more as your student completes a Sound lapbook with the Exploring Sound Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 60-page pack includes an 11-page Research Guide and 19 hands-on activities PLUS 2 Bonus experiments about sound waves, sound characteristics, musical sound, acoustics, ultrasounds, recording sound, how we hear sound, speech, and the importance of sound.
The United States bought the Louisiana Territory from the French Emperor Napoleon in 1803. It was the largest land purchase in history. This 54-page The Louisiana Purchase Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child gives your child the tools to complete a lapbook on this historical purchase. The 11-page Research Guide and 15 hands-on activities introduce your student to the brief history of the United States before the purchase, reasons for the purchase, the details of the purchase, the buyers and seller, the impact of the Louisiana purchase, the territory, and exploration.
The Mission: Paragraph Island Rescue Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child takes your student on a special rescue mission to Paragraph Island. Here, your student will help the people of the island learn to write proper paragraphs and how to avoid common spelling mistakes AND learn basic survival skills. This 99-page pack includes a 27-page Research Guide about paragraphs and spelling: the parts and purpose of paragraphs, components of a good paragraph, stages of writing a paragraph, the five basic rules of spelling, homonyms, homophones, and homographs AND about survival: three basic needs for survival, survival in different conditions, building a fire, first aid, distress signals, and man-made tools.
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder is a story about the Ingalls family between 1874 and 1876 and their adventures in Minnesota. Your student can complete a lapbook on this book with the 119-page Plum Creek Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This pack includes a chapter-by-chapter review complete with questions for discussion and 32 correlating hands-on activities to help your student comprehend the story and research what life was like for Laura Ingalls as a child. You and your student will also find information and activities about crafts and recipes, Minnesota, and grasshoppers.
Your student can complete a lapbook on this holiday tradition with the Holiday Traditions: Nutcrackers and the Story of The Nutcracker Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 57-page pack includes an 11-page Research Guide and 16 hands-on activities plus 1 bonus craft activity. Your student will learn about the Nutcracker Ballet (including a summary and facts), the history of nutcrackers, how nutcrackers are simple machines (including information about levers), types of nutcrackers, how nutcrackers are made, materials used to make nutcrackers, their Christian symbolism, how they became symbols of Christmas, and collectible nutcrackers.
What does the color of your house have to do with ladybugs? Complete a lapbook with the Lady Bug Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child and find out! Ladybugs, also called ladybird beetles, are insects that belong to a group of insects called beetles. Ladybugs can be red, black, orange, or yellow and they usually have spots. Your student can complete a lapbook on these small insects with the Lady Bugs Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 69-page pack includes a 9-page Research Guide and 18 hands-on activities about types of ladybugs, anatomy, diet, habitat, life cycle, value, ladybug collecting and why they are considered lady luck in some cultures!
Washington is a state rich in natural beauty and history. Your student can learn about the history of the Evergreen state with A Look at Washington State History Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 45-page unit contains a 10-page Research Guide and 12 hands-on activities about the history of the people, statehood, railroad, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and other major events in the history of the state.
At the end of Day 1,the earth was covered in water. On Day 2 God divided the Waters above from the waters below to create the sky. What is the sky? It is the air. It is the atmosphere. Your student can complete a lapbook on this important day of creation and the atmosphere with the Creation Day 2: The Atmosphere Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 62-page pack includes a 7-page Research Guide and 17 hands-on activities plus 2 bonus experiment activities to help your student learn about Day 2 of Creation, colors of the sky, size of the atmosphere, layers of the atmosphere, the ozone, atmospheric pressure, and how the atmosphere affects Earth's weather.
Throughout history, the population and economy of the United States has changed dramatically. The nation has developed from a small English colony into a diverse culture that has the largest economy in the world. Your student can study early American history with A Summary & Review of Early American History: The Lost Colony through the Pony Express (1585-1861) Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 107-page pack includes a 38-page Research Guide and 30 hands-on activities to help your student learn about early American history by creating a lapbook.
Washington is a state rich in natural beauty and history. Your student can learn about the history of the Evergreen state in the History of Washington Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 65-page unit contains a 16-page Research Guide and 20 hands-on activities about the history of the people, statehood, railroad, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and other major events in the history of the state.
The Let's Learn About American Indians Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child is a great tool for your Early Childhood student to complete a lapbook on a historical look at American Indians. This 49-page pack includes a 10-page Research Guide and 12 hands-on activities PLUS 4 bonus activities about early American Indian shelter, clothing, food, and toys and games.
Located in the Pacific Northwest, Washington is a state rich in natural beauty and history. Your student can learn about this beautiful state with the Washington Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 70-page pack includes a 15-page Research Guide and 22 hands-on activities about the state facts and symbols, people, land, climate, government, economy, flora and fauna, major cities, sites, and recipes. Your student will have the hands-on tools to create a lapbook on the state of Washington.
The United States is often referred to as a Nation of Nations or a melting pot of diverse people from all over the world. How did America become a nation of such diverse cultures? Through immigration! Your student can complete a labpook about our fascinating culture with the United States Immigration: Past to Present Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 83-page pack includes a 22-page Research Guide and 26 hands-on activities PLUS 1 bonus activity about the reasons people immigrate, history of immigration in America, Ellis Island, immigrant children, famous immigrants, immigration in the United States today, people who immigrate, the immigration process, and naturalization. Your student will also find a timeline, interesting facts about immigration, and recipes.
Were there people living in North America before Europeans arrived? Yes! People lived in North America before European settlers arrived. They lived in many different habitats including deserts, mountains, and forests. They farmed the land, hunted, and fished. Some were even traders. Who were these people and what were they called? Your student can complete a lapbook on these early people with A Historical Look at American Indians Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 99-page pack includes a 37-page Research Guide and 30 hands-on activities PLUS 3 bonus activities. Students will be introduced to American Indian cultures, food, shelter, clothing, language, song and dance, medicine, arts and crafts, and recipes!