A Journey Through Time in Verse and Rhyme
An invaluable collection of poetry for use at every stage. The poems are arranged in accordance with the development children from six to fourteen and provide support for the subject matter of lessons, from botany and physics to history and astronomy. They encompass a wide variety of moods from gratitude and wonder at the natural world to the of age and heroism of individuals pitted against the odds, ranging from ancient Egypt to modern times. Works by well-known poets—Shakespeare, Blake, Wordsworth, Browning—are juxtaposed with the refreshingly unfamiliar. Sections on alliterative verse, riddles, tongue-twisters, action verses and the seasons of the year provide a stimulus for practical activities in the classroom. A resource book to treasure, it will awaken a love of poetry in both young and old.