Monday, March 28, 2011

READ Taconi and Claude - for a Classroom Project That's FUN!

Fun Classroom Activities Using
"Taconi and Claude"

The story of Taconi and Claude offers a class trip
to the Australian outback of the early 1950s.

The rich and fascinating flora and fauna of this area of Australia rises off the pages. Kids will smell the gum trees, feel the scorching heat, and wonder at the termite mounds. A fear of wild dingoes might steal over them 
at any moment.

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 Pictures of unique Aussie animals -
click a picture for extra information:
http://australian-animals.net/aussie-pics.htm

 Aussie flora - pictures and information:  



                             Urulu - The heart of Dreamtime Land
 Witchety Grubs - YUM!
                   Sacred Boab Tree
A class reading of my "Down-under Fun" page, on critters unique to Down-under, offers fun facts + links to other resources. Supervised Googling of the various animals will show more detailed information + pictures. The wattle tree is the Australian national tree, and is mentioned in Taconi and Claude. The sweet smelling clusters of yellow flowers are a national symbol.

Taconi and Claude offers a chance for children to look at another culture and see how it compares with their own. It will help children learn to be tolerant of the customs and beliefs of others. Doing this will hopefully make the world into a more peaceful and happy place.


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                     "Taconi and Claude - Double Trouble"
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