Resources for teachers and others guiding the exploration of The Lost Words
National - The John Muir Trust, a charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing the wild places of the UK, has published a brilliant set of notes for teachers: https://www.johnmuirtrust.org/initiatives/the-lost-words. The Trust publishes a free guide to accompany the book. Written by Eva John, 'The Explorers' Guide to The Lost Words' it is for anyone with an interest in nature, words and images who wants to explore further some of the ideas and creatures conjured up by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris in their enchanting 'spell book'. It's especially useful for teachers and educators.
National - To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the book’s publication, Penguin has released some new teaching resources, consisting of 12 Challenge Cards. The cards are all themed around The Lost Words; they are matched to curricula in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland, with objectives including: ‘cultivating ethical, informed citizens’, and ‘improving the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils’ – amongst many others.
National - The Lost Words for Schools Padlet. A moderated online board showcasing children's work, teaching ideas, resources. All downloadable for work in schools. padlet.com/LostWordsforSchools/lwfs