Kingdoms and Classification
Explore the fascinating animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and other creatures that fill our beautiful world! Immerse your children in hands-on activities, captivating videos, exciting experiments (available on video for busy days), and beautiful illustrations and images as they complete this exciting and easy-to-teach course.
Each family will need one copy of the Course Book and one Student Journal per child. Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book available below to expand learning and immerse your children in the beautiful world that surrounds them!
Lesson 1: Introduction to Living Things
Lesson 2: Cells
Lesson 3: Classification
Lesson 4: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria Kingdoms
Lesson 5: Protista Kingdom
Lesson 6: Fungi Kingdom: Yeasts, Molds, and Mushrooms
Lesson 7: Plantae Kingdom: Nonvascular and Vascular
Lesson 8: Plantae Kingdom: Gymnosperm and Angiosperm
Lesson 9: Animal Kingdom: Invertebrates
Lesson 10: Animal Kingdom: Vertebrates
Lesson 11: Taxonomist in Training: Classification Review
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book Course BookDetails:
The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Kingdoms and Classification science course. Hands-on activities, vocabulary words, access to captivating videos, vocabulary words, mini books, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.
Student Journal Grades 3–6 Student Journal Grades 3–6Details:
Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the 32-page Kingdoms and Classification Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.
Student Journal Grades 7–8 Student Journal Grades 7–8Details:
Each student grades 7–8 needs their own copy of the 56-page Kingdoms and Classification Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.
Optional Suggested Reading
Kingdoms and Classification Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Two full-color, interactive books included in the optional Paleontology Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Paleontology study. Purchase above.
- Taxonomy Trivia by The Good and the Beautiful Team
- Microbes—The Tiny Creatures Around Us by Rebecca Borger
The Good and the Beautiful Fungi Study Kingdoms and Classification Grades 7-8 ExtensionDetails:
From the warm, humid forests of Madagascar to the frigid glaciers of Antarctica, and from the decomposing trunk of a fallen oak tree to the mystery leftovers in the back of your fridge, fungi are hard at work breaking down dead organic matter as the earth’s recycling superstars. Get ready to be amazed, and enjoy exploring the captivating world of fungi!
This book is suggested to accompany our Kingdoms and Classification Science Unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8. Purchase above.
The Good and the Beautiful Christian Worldview
The Good and the Beautiful curriculum takes a general Christian worldview, focusing, not on the doctrine of any particular Christian church, but on high moral character and basic Bible principles such as gratitude, honesty, prayer, and kindness. Parents can add in their own doctrinal beliefs as desired.
The curriculum is reviewed by members of many different faiths to make sure that the curriculum does not include doctrine specific to any Christian church. We have reviewers and users of the following denominations and more: Lutheran, Assemblies of God, Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonite, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nazarene, Methodist, Non-Denominational, and Seventh Day Adventists.