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John Muir, Earth - Planet, Universe

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Graphic novels and illustration, Reading culture
Age group: 9-11, 12-14

John Muir, Earth – Planet, Universe is a graphic novel that tells the amazing life story of the Scotsman John Muir. The novel is based on the life adventures of John Muir and is intended to help children develop a deeper understanding and awareness of the natural environment and the importance of protecting wild places.

The novel was developed in partnership with John Muir Trust, Creative Scotland, Education Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage and in consultation with teachers and school pupils. It combines environmental studies with literacy and is supported by accompanying online resources for teachers. As well as literacy, the novel will cover many other aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence, such as citizenship, outdoor learning and health and well being.

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