Robins and Robin Migration Robin Map Robin Home Page Robin Migration News Robin Home Page Facts about American Robins Report Your Sightings! Explore Robin Resources American Robins for Kids Journey North Home
Teachers:
Robins for Kids is a simple, student-directed entry point to Journey North. Engaging stories, photos, videos, and slide shows from the natural world build observation skills, inspire scientific thinking, and create fertile ground for discussions and new questions!

Teaching Tools Below:

Activity/Lesson Grade* Learning Standards/Themes
Robin Slideshows and Booklets
K-8
  • These slideshows (and related books) address all of the themes and standards listed below.
A Robin's Spring Mission
2-6
  • Life cycles and reproduction
  • Behavior patterns
  • Adaptations for survival
Inside a Robin's Nest
2-6
  • Life cycles and reproduction
  • Adaptations (structure and function)
Two Robins Nesting
2-6
  • Life cycles and reproduction
  • Behavior patterns
  • Adaptations for survival
Feeding Frenzy
K-6
  • Meeting basic needs
  • Behavior patterns
  • Life cycles and reproduction
Robin's Nest Movie
2-6
  • Meeting basic needs
  • Behavior patterns
  • Life cycles and reproduction
Who's a Baby? Looking for Clues
K-6
  • Meeting basic needs
  • Adaptations (structure and function)
  • Behavior patterns
  • Life cycles and reproduction
Growing Up!
2-6
  • Life cycles and reproduction
  • Adaptations (structure and function)
Babies in the Bush!
2-6
  • Meeting basic needs
  • Life cycles and reproduction
  • Instinct
  • Adaptations for survival
Focus on Feathers
3-6
  • Adaptations (structure and function)
All Eyes on a Robin
2-6
  • Meeting basic needs
Bird Bath Buddies
2-6
  • Meeting basic needs
  • Behavior patterns
  • Adaptations for survival
What Story Does This
Picture Tell?
2+
  • Meeting basic needs
What Are These Robins Doing?
3-6
  • Behavior patterns
  • Adaptations for survival
  • Life cycles and reproduction
What's Up with These Baby Robins?
K-6
  • Meeting basic needs
  • Instinct
  • Behavior patterns
  • Life cycles and reproduction
A Young Robin's Adventure
K-6
  • Instinct
  • Behavior patterns
  • Life cycles and reproduction
Rocky Mountain Robins: The Early Bird Has No Worms!
4+
  • Meeting Basic Needs
  • Climate Change
* These general grade designations are based on reading levels. You can adapt any activity to lower grades by reading it as a class or by focusing on simple photo observations.
Science Inquiry Skills Addressed
Observing
Comparing and contrasting
Interpreting
Describing
Analyzing
Inferring
Questioning Finding patterns Evaluating ideas
Using evidence to make reasonable explanations Communicating details Applying understandings
Journey North for Kids Teaching Tools

Observation Handouts
Some JN for Kids activities link to simple student observation sheets. You can also select your own from our Gallery of Student Handouts. Print and pass out copies to guide observations of Journey North photos, video clips, and the natural world.



Gallery of Student Handouts >>

Questions to Inspire Observations
Draw from these to build students' observation and thinking skills.

List of Questions >>

Journey North for Kids in the Classroom: Tips from Teachers

Copyright 2006 Journey North. All Rights Reserved.
Please send all questions, comments, and suggestions to
our feedback form

Robin Home Page Students Journey North Home Teachers Robin Home Page