a washed-up shoe, a Croc, aloft. We were joining the monthly beach clean on Playa Tortuga in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. The beach sits between two river estuaries, perfect crocodile conditions. A part of me was relieved he’d merely picked up a discarded, plastic shoe; but there was a small part of me that was disappointed not to see one of these majestic reptiles. This is what volunteering with kids in Costa Rica looks like.
Here is a brief overview of our Home School Goes to the Ocean lesson plan. I drew resources from a number of sources including Twinkl (a teacher’s resource website), National Geographic Kids on You Tube and the BBC. We also have a good selection of children’s non-fiction books at home that helped with this topic.
A guide to studying the rainforest as a home school topic.
A guide to studying Mexico as a home school topic.
This list of books is designed to inspire kids about the world. I’ve included books of maps and country facts to pore over, books of voyages and discovery and books to create your own adventures.