Nim's Island

A site for readers of the book Nim's Island, by Wendy Orr

Friday, December 03, 2010

Liberty Hill House: Nim's Island Unit - Chapters 7&8

Some more Nim's Island study suggestions - these home schooling moms are awesome!

Using these notes with kids who've watched the movie, it could also be useful to look at the difference between Galileo in the book and the movie. Find out the differences between frigate birds and pelicans, and discuss why the movie had to change it.

(Answer: Because pelicans are trainable - and Sea World, which supplied the animals for the movie, had three well trained birds who shared the role of Galileo - especially Lea, who was not only well trained, but had an engaging personality. This is her, with a toy in her beak, on the Red Carpet with Jodie Foster)

Liberty Hill House: Nim's Island Unit - Chapters 7&8

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Blogger Sheryl said...

Hi Wendy!
I loved the Galileo post - great ideas for tying in the movie (which my kids loved almost as much as your book).

It was a lovely surprise to find my Nim's Island unit featured on your site.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

It's lovely for me to have people creating wonderful lessons around the book! Thank you.

12:53 PM  

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