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