Use Our Mini-Book Unit Study to Help Children Learn About Good Health and the Human Body
If you are looking for a gentle approach to teaching about good health, the human body, human development, and just about anything else related to the body, then our little mini-book unit study may prove to be very useful to you and your family.
This unit study can help impart the specific information you would like your children to know and learn about using resources you have on hand or even with a textbook that may need a bit of livening up. It is a great way to impart the faith and the Church’s teaching on the dignity of life, procreation, etc. In these little books, children can easily express and tell back the details of the materials they have read and discussions you have had.
This zipped file contains an instruction sheet, space for eighteen My Book Mini-books, the matching theme My Book Keepsake Pages as well as a gentle cheery matching cover. The books are not prompted so that younger children may draw more than they write, and older learners may write more than they draw.
The human body mini-books in this unit include the following titles.
• All about the Circulatory System
• All About the Digestive System
• All About the Excretory System
• All About the Five Senses
• All About the Muscular System
• All About the Nervous System
• All About the Respiratory System
• All About Skeletal System
• Before I was Born
• God's Purpose For Our Bodies
• How I Grow
• I am Unique
• Ways to Keep My Body Healthy
• Ways to Keep My Body Safe
How Do I Use This Resource?
It's easy, creative and it's fun. These are the perfect narration tools for Charlotte Mason style learners or Classical Learners who use a natural foundational approach to learning.
1. Download the unit. It is a zipped file, and you will need to unzip it.
2. Print out the individual files. Files generally include instructions, mini-books, memory pages, and unit cover. Instructions are given on the first page of the unit file. Books should be printed on regular paper. Memory pages are designed to be printed double-sided on cardstock, but they will work single-sided as well. We like to use cardstock so that when our little books are attached, pages will be sturdy.
3. Assemble the unit pages. Bind memory pages using a comb binder, 3 ring binder, duo tang, metal brads, or other binding method of choice.
4. Create the mini-books. Have children create books through writing and/or drawing as they learn about the topic from resources from your own home, the local library, the Internet, textbooks, videos, etc. Feel free to let learners take real ownership of their projects by allowing them to make it as fancy as they like using colored pencils, crayons or other art supplies. A good dictionary and thesaurus are great tools to give them as well encouraging new vocabulary and accurate spelling.
5. Attach the mini-books. Affix mini-books to the keepsake pages in their proper place. There is a designated spot for each book. Be certain to mark the date in as well as your learner is sure to come back to this finished project over and over.
If you like this CM inspired style of narrative learning, you may want to try one of our other My Book Unit Studies on various topics, including the Saints.
Focus: Overview, templates and books to learn or recall information about the five senses, body systems, growth, health and safety
Theme: Human body, body systems, health, growth
Keepsake Pages: This unit study contains a fun themed cover, a set of seven keepsake pages (left and right pages) with precise spaces to attach mini-books. There is also a blank set of pages to add more mini-books, if desired. Also included are two pages to note resources used, notes, and questions your learner may have about the human body or their own health needs.