Paddle-to-the-Sea Literature Study – Learning Geography – PDF Download

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NOTE: Paddle-to-the-Sea book not included. This download is for the study guide.

This literature study is a companion to the book: Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling, which is a wonderful book that teaches kids about the Great Lakes area and all the amazing businesses, cities, and sites that lie around the Great Lakes during the early 1900s! The journey is seen through the eyes of Paddle, a little hand-carved wooden Indian in a canoe. As you journey with Paddle you will fall in love with this story and cheer him on as he travels to the ocean!

The literature study is a 35-page ebook for children – grade levels 4 to 6.

NOTE: This purchase includes 2 files to download – one file is a workbook for the student(s) and the other file includes a finished map and timeline to help the teacher.

This study is meant to help children follow what happens to Paddle and record what Paddle passes while he takes his long journey. As you read the book, you will discuss the areas he is in, how long it took him to get there, and what season it is.

Then glue the images onto the appropriate spot on the map. The children will also create a map key that tells what each image symbolizes. They will create a story timeline to show the season and year in which the events happened.

Teachers use the teacher examples to help you teach the student(s) how to complete the map and key-timeline. Both examples are provided in a separate teacher’s PDF. The map on the inside cover of your Paddle-to-the-Sea book as well as an atlas are also a wonderful help when completing this study.

This 35-page literature study includes:

  • A Blank Map of the Great Lakes area
  • Blank Map Key and Timeline for the children to fill-out
  • Images to Add to the Map
  • Examples for Teachers
  • A Question and Activity Page for Each Chapter
  • Maps of the Gulf Stream and Europe

The pages will help you focus on the different topics of each chapter. These will include geography, writing props, thinking questions, art activities, and science and history topics. Some pages require research; others are creative activities. It’s a variety of ways to learn!

Is this a Catholic literature study?
Two of the lessons in the study do have Christian topics. So while the study doesn’t focus on the Catholic faith it does have some Christian content. (Discusses the 4th Commandment and the Apostles)



This purchase includes 1 PDF with 2 sections:

  1. One file is a 35-page workbook for the student(s).
  2. The second file has 8 pages and includes a finished map and timeline to help the teacher.

PDF File size = 3.38 MG

Feel free to print out as many as you need for a single class or family.

**The Paddle-to-the-Sea book is not included. You will need to purchase the book.

Thank you and God bless!


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  1. Cala Martin (verified owner)

    This is a phenomenal resource!!!! We did this during our homeschooling unit on the Great Lakes and it has been perfect for my 3rd grader. It’s very thorough and brings relevance to a book that was written in a generation-gone-by. My children especially enjoyed the interactive art projects. The learning activities were carfully crafted for developing critical thinking skills. Highly recommended!!!

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