Do your children enjoy reading books about travel and adventure?
One of our favorite stories is Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne.
Although my boys enjoy reading interesting books, they also like to be active! We often read books aloud as a family so we can have discussions as we move through the materials. But, to really help bring our learning to life, we also look for ways to add in fun hands-on activities that are related to the books we are reading.
One of our favorite ways to add food, maps, games, and more to this classic adventure tale is by using the World for Learning World Study Guide: Around the World in 80 Days.
World Study Guides by World for Learning
Several years ago my friend Kat and I wanted to introduce our boys (between us we had 5) to classic literature. We decided to create a Book Club so our children could get together with their friends to explore some well-known stories.
Families would read the books aloud, at home, and then gather information about the book and author. With these details the children created mini books to guide and record their learning. When we met together as a group the kids would make crafts, taste foods, and participate in activities related to the story.
After a few years of successful book club meetings we decided to gathered our materials together and create World Study Guides so other families could enjoy these activities with their families too.
World Study Guide: Around the World in 80 Days
This World Study Guide is an 81 page e-book, suggested for ages 5-15, and includes:
- Introduction to Around the World in 80 Days
- Author Study
- Book Study
- Recipes from Around the World
- The Great Taste Test
- The Novel vs. The Movie
- Phileas Fogg’s Trip Around the World
- Memory Book
- Create a Travel Brochure
- World Links to Disney – Movies, Walt Disney World, and Activities
- Additional Resources – Book Recommendations, Research Suggestions and Supply Buying Ideas
When we read Around the World in 80 Days we completed the author study, timeline, book study, and vocabulary at home as we read the book. When we met with our book club the kids made and tasted the recipes from around the world, played a game of Whist, mapped Fogg’s trip, and created travel brochures.
Reason We Enjoy World Study Guides
World Study Guides can be used as a fun summer reading activity or as part of a language arts program for elementary and middle school students. We like them because they can be customized for different children and different situations. Some of our favorite features include:
Families can use these materials in a variety of ways to support each child’s learning style and needs.
- You can print a guide for each child or complete one for the entire family.
- Children can write as much (or as little) as they choose in the mini-books and lapbook pieces.
- Guides are great for families because they can be used with a wide range of ages and abilities.
World Study Guides can serve as a learning tool in a variety of settings including:
- Individuals – Children can read the book and complete a guide as an independent learning activity.
- Family – Families can read the story aloud and then complete activities together.
- Groups – Study Guides work very well in a co-op or book club situation. Each element can be completed individually and then discussed with the group, or completed as a group activity.
Completed World Study Guides become a keepsake. The can be included in a student’s portfolio to demonstrate educational growth and development.
Where can you find World Study Guides?
The World Study Guide: Around the World in 80 Days can be purchased and downloaded directly from CurrClick, where you can also find a full-size preview of the Guide.
On the World for Learning Publisher section of CurrClick you will also find World Study Guides for other classic titles such as Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden, Tom Sawyer, and more.