Friday, May 6, 2011

Grade 4 curriculum: Natural Science / Zoology

The Human Being and the Animal World
by Charles Kovacs
Cost is about R100 to R150 depending on the exchange rate. Book Depository does not charge for shipping. Loot shipping is free for orders over R230 so even if the exchange rate is not doing too well, it might still be cheaper to buy from Book Depository if you are getting a single book.

"This is a resourse book for teaching about animals in comparison to human beings."

Part One
1. The Head, Trunk and Limbs
2. The Cuttlefish
3. The Seal
   Miss Farr's pet seal
4. The Snail
5. The Harvest Mouse
6. The Red Deer
   Corrie, the little deer
7. The Hedgehog
   Prickles, the hedgehog
8. The Eagle
   Kiah, the golden eagle
9. The Limbs
Part Two
10. The Elephant
   Tembu, the Indian elephant
11. The Horse
   Blackie, the horse
   Ann in the prairie
12. The Bear
   Gerard and Denys in the Forest
   Jessie and the grizzly bear
13. The Lion
14. Buddy, the Guide Dog

I bought this book as a zoology study for my kids. It is written in story form and therefore I read it straight to my kids. They absolutely loved it. It is much more than just a zoology book.

We did two blocks, part one was a four week block and part two a three week block, using this book. If you are interested, contact me and I will give you my lesson plans for this.


  1. Teri, do I need to have the book to use your lesson plans? I would love to see them!

    Thank you!

    1. The lesson plans are based on the book and pretty useless without it. Please let me know if you still want me to send them.

  2. Hi Terri,

    I have a copy of the book and would love to see your lesson plans. Thank you for your generous offer!