4 days this week until our trip, so we'll be able to barely get into sharks before then but it still will give us several days to pursue the interest then come back home and hopefully the wonderful trip will spark more learning excitement and give us even more direction on what we'd like to learn next.
Shark WeekSince the children loved the Seaworld packet we previously printed out and used, we've decided to check out the one they have for 4th-8th grade on Sharks as well here:
To supplement our Seaworld packet we'll use these books:
Here are the books our son, 7yrs will be using this week:
We will also be learning about the USS Indianapolis, 1945 shark attack:
Reading together the article here: Sinking of the USS Indianapolis, 1945
Watching an interview with a survivor here: Interview With Survivor of Shark Attack of 1945
As well as watching on Netflix, Shark Week has an episode now, "Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever": After the USS Indianapolis sand in the Pacific Ocean during World War II battle, the ship's crew faced horrifying shark attacks.
Which may work well moving us into WWII study....
Its wonderful how homeschooling can direct you where ever your interests lead, the kids soak the knowledge up, have fun, and dive deep into education because they want to and are not 'made' to or 'told' to.