Curriculum Review: Elementary AnatomyPosted: August 18, 2015
Elementary Anatomy: Nervous & Respiratory Systems by Lainna Callentine, MEd, MD
I couldn’t be happier with this collection! Lainna Callentine, MEd, MD put together a concise and easy to use curriculum to introduce elementary students to anatomy. This curriculum is geared toward 3rd-6th graders. It is a year of curriculum for 2 – 3 lessons a week for 36 weeks at a pace of 30-45 minute lessons a day. The two student books, God’s Wondrous Machine: The Electrifying Nervous System and God’s Wondrous Machine: The Breathtaking Respiratory System, are themselves electrifying and breathtaking with all the art work and details inside the book’s pages! Throughout the book you will see three levels of vocabulary to stretch every reader. The detailed pictures and timelines reflect the reality of the anatomic system with the history of gained knowledge of those systems over the years.
In addition, the Teacher’s guide is by far a blessing to those who will use it. It has the lessons all planned out for ease of use and a flexible time line to go with it. Considering that time is the biggest obstacle to battle, this is wonderfully helpful. The plans incorporate the use of lab kits that are sold separately but are only for enriching the lessons, they are not necessary for lesson comprehension. The teacher’s guide includes lesson plans, worksheets on different levels, and activities to incorporate. I am definitely going to enjoy using this for years to come!
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Masterbooks for my honest opinion and review.