Expedition Earth: Discovering God’s Animals is a FREE animal unit study that is designed to go with my Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World geography curriculum.

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What’s included in the Expedition Earth: Discovering God’s Animals

Each country contains a waterfall style mini-book with 6 animals from that country. The flip book has a fun facts sentence for your student to either trace or write depending on skill level. I plan on using this with my preschooler, first grader and 2nd grader as a group (I doubt my pre-k will be doing the writing, but she can cut out the pages and assemble for her animal book, I’ll leave it up to her).

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The animal study also comes with animal classification cards for an animal discovery wall along with animal cards for each country so you can classify the animals as you are learning about them. I just made a simple bulletin board for our room so we have somewhere fun to display all of our animals as we learn them.

(I recommend writing the country names on the backs of the animal cards before they get all mixed up on your wall.)

Here’s a sample of the classification cards and Animals of Brazil cards:

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Click to download Expedition Earth: Discovering God’s Animals

NOTE: For the older kids I made a version with blank lines to write in their own facts, its a great research project!

Click here to download the Blank Lines version of Discovering God’s Animals

Note: This is intended to be a supplement to the Expedition Earth curriculum but it can also be used as an independent animal unit study.

If you missed it, click here to see the Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World Curriculum!

Hope you enjoy learning all about God’s Animals!

80 Comments

  1. Hi Erica – I purchased both of your Geography units last year. I wanted to include the animal unit in our study but have been unable to download the unit. I tried the right click and save approach and was unsuccessful. As well as using the direct link you shared with others. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time! God Bless!

    Candace
  2. Great work, will be a few years before my grandson will be old enough for this class, but already have several of your CDs including ExpeditionEarth, downloaded on to an external drive, had no problems. very helpful video.

    debbie
  3. Hi Erica,
    I’m feeling overwhelmed with curriculum. I get excited about a lot but don’t want so many things that we have more then we can get finished in a day/ week etc. And then I’m frustrated and the children are too. I feel like English/grammar and math are so essential I cannot skimp there. We did story of the world last year and my children enjoyed it. However I’m Purchazing your literature series for my 2nd & 5th grader and your Expedition Earth book. I’m super excited about both of these. However must I do a science or history course in addition to this series. It seems like a lot for just geography and I’m wondering if I could blend history or science with the exp. earth?

    Christen
    1. Hi Christen,
      I didn’t do an additional history or science curriculum while doing Expedition Earth. There is world history information in that one, but not chronological type history. Science and culture is included all over in the curriculum so you really don’t need anything extra for that.

      erica
  4. I am interested in Expedition Earth for next year. I’ll be teaching my 4th grader, 3rd grader and an almost 5 year old. Can you tell me how many days a week you worked on Geography to complete the 31 countries? Did you complete 1 country per week? In the past, we have done our history curriculum (Beautiful Feet) 2 days per week. And our science 2 days per week. So I just want to know if this is a schedule we can continue and complete it within our school year. Thank you.

    1. Hi Melodie,
      the curriculum is written for 5 days per week over the course of one school year. That said it is fairly flexible and you can organize it however fits your needs best. We ended up combining a couple of days and only did it 4 days per week since we do an options program once a week. Mashing it into two days might mean you have to skip a few activites, but I think you could work it out. You can also spread it out over 2 years and only do it 2 times per week.

      erica
  5. Hi, I just downloaded this & briefly went through some of the animals. I just wanted to let you know that the picture of the monkey in Brazil is not a spider monkey. It’s a white faced capuchin – which I’ve seen many times in Costa Rica 🙂
    Thanks so much for this information! Next – Exploration Earth!!

    Tracy
  6. Thank you so much for this! It’s amazing. I am trying to set up my board for the animal pictures (its a small trifold board and I may need more than one board!) but I’m trying to figure out how much space each category will need (for bird, fish, mammal,etc). Do you know how many Mammals there are, How many Birds there are, How many ….. for each of the categories?

    Kristin
    1. Hi Kristin, I don’t have an exact amount, but the wall I made was about 3’wide x 5′ high. There are definitely more mammals than other categories so give plenty of space for those!

      erica

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