Recently, the kids and I got to go to the Grand Canyon! Well, it was on YouTube, but still… 🙂
Actually, I’d love to take them one day, but for now we’ll have to “see” it by learning about it! Since I’ve never visited this natural wonder myself, I was amazed to learn more about it: how large it is, how it was formed, and what kinds of animals live there.
We collected some of the best resources we’ve found into this Grand Canyon unit study! I hope you and your kids love it as much as we did!
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Grand Canyon Unit Study
The kids first started getting interested in the Grand Canyon as we read the book “Geronimo Stilton: The Race Across America“. The book talked a bit about the canyon, but the picture didn’t really do the canyon justice. So I had to look up some great resources to share with them. Here are some of the learning ideas we’ve found:
Books about the Grand Canyon:
Read about the Grand Canyon with these lovely children’s books!
- Where is the Grand Canyon? by Jim O’Connor
- Grand Canyon National Park by David Petersen
- Whose Tail on the Trail at the Grand Canyon? by Midji Stephenson
- The Grand Canyon (Wonders of America) by Marion Dane Bauer
- Good Night, Grand Canyon by Adam Gamble
- In the Canyon by Liz Garton Scanlon
- Zachary Z. Packrat Backpacks the Grand Canyon by Brooke Bessesen
- G is for Grand Canyon: An Arizona Alphabet by Barbara Gowan
- Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
- Puzzler’s Guide to the Grand Canyon by Kristy McGowan
- Grand Canyon: A Trail Through Time by Linda Vieira
- Grand Canyon National Park (Road Trip) by Santana Hunt
- Grand Canyon National Park: Tail of the Scorpion by Mike Graf
- The Grand Adventure: A True Story of Survival and Determination by Mark A. Hicks
- Amazing Pictures and Facts About the Grand Canyon by Mina Kelly
Grand Canyon Crafts and Printables:
Try these printables and activities to turn this Grand Canyon unit study into a hands-on lesson!
- Grand Canyon Coloring Page – Education.com
- USA National Parks Notebooking Pages (incl. Grand Canyon) – Notebooking Pages
- Over the Canyon Craft – Crayola
- Grand Canyon Painting Lesson – Deep Space Sparkle
- Grand Canyon Rocks Lesson – National Park Service
Did you love these resources? We’ve put more together at Year Round Homeschooling, which is perfect if you’re planning a Grand Canyon unit soon!
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