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This unit study includes lessons and activities based on the book The Bear That Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock.
In June 1783, three-year-old Sarah Whitcher wanders into the woods and disappears. For three long days, friends and neighbors search fruitlessly for her. Then a stranger leads the desperate family to a pine tree beneath which the child lies. Sarah tells her rescuers of the “big black dog” that kept her warm every night—but the bear tracks encircling her tell a different tale.from The Bear That Heard Crying at amazon.com
This The Bear That Heard Crying unit study is based on an incredible story; the study includes history, language arts, science, math, and art lessons for your student.
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The Bear That Heard Crying Unit Study Lessons
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History: This story takes place in 1783, not many years after the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The setting of the story is in Warren, New Hampshire. The town library is named for its first settler, Joseph Patch, who built a cabin there in 1767. (Joseph Patch is one of the neighbors that helped search for Sarah Whitcher) New Hampshire was one of the 13 original colonies, being the ninth state to enter the Union, on July 21, 1781.
US Geography: This story takes place in New Hampshire just two years after it joined the union. Have your child locate New Hampshire on a US map. You will find it in the northeastern part of the country, in what is known as the New England States. On the larger map of New Hampshire, have your child draw an icon (a small picture) that indicates where Warren, New Hampshire is. The icon should be one that will help them remember Sarah’s story. They might want to draw a stick figure girl, or a bear, or maybe a teardrop. Let them use their imagination.
New Hampshire is called “The Granite State” because over two hundred kinds of rocks and minerals, including granite, are found in the state’s White Mountains. The capital is Concord. The state flower is the purple lilac, and the state bird is the purple finch.
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