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Pocket Pumpkin Press Mission:
    (morals) provide meaningful and positive activities
    (community) connect kids with the local community
    (landscape) expand environmental awareness

cultural worksheets
about southwest Michigan communities and nature

Use Pocket Pumpkin Press products to
Support the Local Community, People, and Nature:
not only learn to read, to study science, social studies, and culture,
to play games, and to decorate your walls,
but do it while also learning about local nature.

The best education is likely going outside to directly touch and examine the local community and nature. Worksheets are merely an educational supplement.  The best worksheets are possibly the ones that relate to the local landscape, which students feel and experience.  Likely, education will thrive as schools support the connection between students and their local social and environmental surroundings.  If schools like to use worksheets, it’s probably best to use worksheets that are customized to reflect the local surroundings.  Nationally mass-produced worksheets about nowhere or generic settings usually have the affect of separating students from their specific locality and encouraging children to disregard the environment and local community. The worksheets are cultural worksheets in that they reflect both natural elements (plants, animals, rocks, etc.) and social elements (art, tools, holidays, etc.). The Alphabet worksheets / coloring pages introduce that both natural elements and social elements co-exist. The Lake and Dunes worksheets interrelate social elements and natural elements. Curriculum is based on the phenomenon that everything connects to everything. All social elements and all natural elements relate to each other. All social elements (health, economy, school, government, art, values, etc.), culture, and all natural elements (habitats, plants, animals, water, ground, air, etc.) link together.

Worksheets:

Preschool and Kindergarten - Local Landscapes & Wildlife - Alphabet Coloring Pages

First Grade - Farmland - (not yet available)

Second Grade - Lake & Dunes - History, Geography, and Physical Sciences - Cirriculum: Lake & Dunes

Third Grade - Warren Woods - (not yet available)

Fourth Grade - Wetlands - (not yet available)

See more info on Alphabet Coloring Pages of Plants and Animals of Southwest Michigan local landscapes: towns, farms, lake, dunes, woods, wetlands.

See more info on Lake & Dunes Cirriculum / Journal Pages of Plants and Animals of Southwest Michigan's Lake and Dunes habitats.

See more info on Alphabet Books of Plants and Animals of Southwest Michigan local landscapes: towns, farms, lake, dunes, woods, wetlands.

See more info on Alphabet Wall Display of Plants and Animals of Southwest Michigan local landscapes: towns, farms, lake, dunes, woods, wetlands.

See more info on Phonic Books of the Lake and Dunes.

See more info on Woods Food Web Books.

See more info on Spring Woodland Wildflower Books.

Curriculum is based on the phenomenon that everything connects to everything. All social elements and all natural elements relate to each other. All social elements (health, economy, school, government, art, values, etc.), culture, and all natural elements (habitats, plants, animals, water, ground, air, etc.) link together.

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