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John Muir: beneath our feet

Subject area: Sciences, social studies

Experiences and outcomes: SOC 3-08a, SCN 3-17a, SCN 3-01a

The aim of this lesson is to explore, discover and observe not only the landscape around your school but also to find out what the actual rocks are beneath your feet!

Begin by reading together the first part of the Let’s Go West section of the John Muir graphic novel, up to page 44, to discover how John Muir travelled in an ox cart to Wisconsin, which ‘felt as bumpy as the ship on a stormy sea’ as they crossed ‘swamps and trackless hills’ until they saw their hut in a ‘sunny wood, overlooking a flowery glacier meadow and a glimmering lake’.

Print the Beneath Our Feet pupil activity worksheet and prepare the following background information:

Reflecting on learning

Learners can:

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