Botany Unit 1: Forest Biomes and Trees by Isis Loran

Botany Unit 1: Forest Biomes and Trees

A Charlotte Mason Inspired Secular Nature Study.

Enjoy this fun forest and tree study!

Each week you and your student(s) will be:

  • Reading living books for multiple ages 
  • Doing copywork (secular) from the books you're reading
  • Nature notebooking your science lessons
  • Going on forest walks for hands on experience
  • Nature journaling 
  • Creative writing prompts after your student has created an adventurer and made a map
  • Writing science vocabulary terms
  • Optional forest school activities
  • Your choice of poetry or art projects

Life is Busy! Choose your Schedule

You can complete this unit study in 8 weeks, or just use the check off lists and go with the flow. 

Planning and Organization all done for you with weekly beautiful planning pages. 

What do I need for this study?

Adventure notebook- We use a book for our nature journaling and nature notebooking. It's up to you whether you prefer to have a seperate nature journal (for things you see in real life) and one for notebooking our science lessons. 

Books- There are books in this unit study for many different ages. There are some spines (meaning you'll be using them for the entire unit) and some that are optional. 

Access to trees and forests - The wonderful thing about studying trees, is that even if you live in a city, you have access to public parks where trees grow. 

What's Included?

  • Beautiful Teacher Guide - 81 pages- with reading lists, weekly planning pages and tips 
  • Student Level 1 Notebook- 64 pages
  • Student Level 2 Notebook - 95 pages

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Can I see Samples?

YES! You can actually download the teacher guide introduction and see samples of the student notebooks:

What ages is this unit for?

I would say this nature study is for grades K-6 and even older. Older grades can definitely get a lot out of the nature journaling, forest walks, vocabulary copywork passages, and even creative writing. Picture books are encouraged for younger ages.

Is this truly Secular?

This is a secular nature study meaning there is an optional book if you wish to discuss plant evolution. 

Is it Christian friendly?

Yes! Even though this is a secular nature study, all you have to do to make this tree study Christian friendly is to omit one book 'Botanicum'

Do I need to live close to a forest?

This study encourages you to learn about the trees in your local area, and learn about other forest biomes around the world. Every week you will learn about something new, but the wonderful thing about studying trees is that they grow everywhere, even in the city!

Do I need ALL the books?

There are many books for this study, however, you could reduce them. The book lists and tips can be read on the blog