Today, science and social studies materials are designed almost exclusively for students who can read, write and speak. Many students have deficits in one or more of these areas, making it challenging and for some, impossible to access the general education content that their same age peers do. Interesting subjects like astronomy and human anatomy are not available if you can’t read, write and communicate at or close to grade level. That’s why we created Curriculum Companions. Curriculum Companions are designed to provide richly illustrated content that is supported by multimedia to ensure active participation and understanding of academic concepts without the perquisite that you have to be a reader, writer or verbal communicator to engage.
Our new Boardmaker® Activities: Curriculum Companions feature a more vibrant design, and now, they stand alone so that you no longer need a Boardmaker® Software Family authoring software (like Boardmaker® Plus!, Boardmaker® with Speaking Dynamically Pro and Boardmaker® Player) to use them!
Curriculum Companion Series 2 - Your Environment includes the following titles:
What’s the Weather - In What’s the Weather, a Boardmaker® Activity: Curriculum Companion, students have opportunities to explore and learn concepts such as temperature, weather features as well as weather vocabulary. The weather is talked about everyday and now, the conversation is accessible to all students!
Nature’s Neighborhoods - Understand the differences between land and water habitats, as well as the particulars of deserts, woodlands, grasslands, oceans and freshwater bodies with Nature’s Neighborhoods, a Boardmaker® Activity: Curriculum Companion. With it, students will develop both critical thinking skills and a working knowledge about how habitats support the requirements of life as they explore different ecosystems.
All About Plants - Plant life is key player in the interconnected web of life, as well as a key component to most early science curriculum! From the general idea of plants, to the specifics of growing a bean plant, All About Plants, a Boardmaker® Activity: Curriculum Companion, will help your student gain broad knowledge and develop specific understandings of plants as living things. Thoughtful texts, meaningful background knowledge builders and engaging writing activities make this a complete support to your scientific study of plant life.
Land and Water - Land and Water, a Boardmaker® Activity: Curriculum Companion, provides students with multiple opportunities to learn about their immediate geographic horizons, as well as those in places around the globe. With realistic photographs and thoughtful illustrations, students are encouraged to read, write and think about the landscapes and waterscapes in which we live.
Windows System Requirements
Windows XP (SP3), Window Vista or Windows 7
Memory: 512MB or higher
Available Hard Disk Space: 700MB for initial activity (5 to 110MB for each additional activity)
Display: 600x800 resolution or higher
Downloads are non-returnable and non-refundable. Please use a trial download to be sure that your system is properly configured before you make a purchase.