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18 February 2010 ·

Nim’s Island Unit Study, Lesson Plans, and Activities

Thanks very much to wolftyrs, a home schooling mom who says:

I’m preparing to read my children Nim’s Island, and weave their homeschool lessons around it. As I’m getting things together, I thought I’d share the resources and ideas. The story offers a launchpad for learning about hurricanes, volcanoes, oceans, solar and wind energy, wilderness survival, and so much more, with great related activities. I’m inspired by what I’ve found and hope it helps others, too.

(I’ve been meaning to collate all the different resources people have put together for this book, and haven’t quite got to it yet!)

To see the lesson plans and activities:

Nim's Island Unit Study, Lesson Plans, and Activities


  1. corinne Hi I am reading Nims island to my grade 4s and would love to get some study ideas
    October 11, 2022 at 2:46 am · Reply
    • Wendy Orr Huge apologies - I have no idea how I missed it, but I have only just seen your comment from 18 months ago. All I can say is that I hope you enjoyed it and found the study ideas on my website, and sincerely apologise again.
      February 22, 2024 at 4:16 pm · Reply
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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio