know that on the same day in March a polar bear rides on arctic ice
AND sunlight dazzles on wiggling toes in the sand in Barbados? Wild
winds called willy-willies come to call in Darwin, Australia AND rain
makes a river in Kenya. Explore the world on the same day in March and
learn the effects of latitude and climate on life around our globe.
the Same Day in March
by Marilyn Singer
Published by Harper Collins
Open this large format picture book and take a tour with your students
of 17 locations around the world. Read aloud the poetic descriptions
and share the whimsical images of life across the continents. Bold,
bright pictures and a large map of the world stimulate minds and imaginations
to explore the world and its wonders.
book can open your students to rich discussions about the earth's journey
around the sun. Before you share it aloud think about the following
- What are the
effects of sunlight and latitude on different locations around the
- Can you discover
how the author uses the scientific method to show us about weather
and its effects on our planet? (What is the "constant
value," or "control" that she uses to illustrate
- What other
day of the year would be an interesting day to tour the world?