Have you ever read one of those books that you just couldn’t put down? One that you found so many different activities to can accompany it that you just can’t stop planning?
Books like that are so hard to find sometimes.
A great plot, characters that you can really connect with and get to know, and thrilling elements that just suck you in and keep you thoroughly engaged. Books like that are often very difficult to find.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly takes you on an amazing naturalist adventure with Callie, her grandfather, and her entire family. This novel takes place in Texas at the turn of the 20th century. You will catch a glimpse of life for a wealthy young lady in Texas during this time, technological inventions, and an amazing look at nature.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Unit
In this unit you will find a mix of activities, topics, and a great use of vocabulary.
- Texas History 1800’s overview
- Cotton Gin
- Coca Cola
- Scientific Method
- Photography: take a class or play with angles and light on your own as you take pictures of flowers in your backyard.
- Create Naturalist Journal
- Read Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
- Write a Newspaper Article
- Create a timeline that shows advances in technology
As always feel free to check out The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Pinterest Board for more resources as you are reading through this amazing novel.
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I hope you enjoy this novel and unit. Please let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions. I would love to hear what projects or activities you incorporated into your unit and how they turned out.