Back at the beginning of our summer break a couple of summers ago, J requested that we create a jungle mural on our chalk board wall. We’ve were really slow about working on it, and never really got it finished. But, at least we had an elephant.
Elephants happen to be one of our favorite animals and according to Special Days in August , the 12th is “World Elephant Day”! And, September 22 is “Elephant Appreciation Day”! I’m glad that we took some time to study these magnificent creatures.
Below are the resources we used as we learned about elephants.
All about Elephants – African vs. Asian, Elephant Sounds, and Facts www.elemotion.org/learning-center/
Scientific Research – How Elephants Think thinkelephants.org/pages/ow-elephants-think.html
Meet the Elephants who live at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee www.elephants.com/meetElephants.php
Elephant Myths and Folklore socyberty.com/foldlore/elephant-in-myths-mthology-and-folklore/
Elephant Jokes www.enchantedlearning.com/joke/animalselephant.shtl
Elephant Themed Language Arts Interactive Games www.learninggamesforkids.com/mammal-games-videos/elephant-games-videos.html
I snagged this Elephants – Speedy Lapbook a while back as part of a freebie offer. Currently, it’s not free but on sale for $0.50. www.currclick.com/product/83435/Elephants–Speedy-Lapbook?term=elephant+speedy
Youtube has a video collection of elephants playing! www.youtube.com/results?search-query=elephants+playing
Read Rudyard Kipling’s The Elephant’s Child free online www.gutenberg.org/files/32488-h/32488-h.htm#Page_63
A Song, Agony and Ivory, dedicated to the movement to stop the wholesale slaughter of elephants taking place as a result of the ivory trade. (the song and website is a project of a homeschooling family!) www.agonyandivory.com
And for Notebooking, Elephant Bordered Paper www.teacherfiles.com/resources-bp-animals.htm
May this be a study that, like elephants, we won’t forget!