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Junior High School Class

Full Year Course

Meets: Thursdays, 10:15-11:15

Instructor: Melissa Grande

Supplies: Heavy duty Journal or Composition Style Notebook. This will be used all year as a working Botany Journal & most of your work will be done in this notebook. Prismacolor Brand Colored Pencils – 24 count. Col-Erase Erasable Set recommended. 


  • Handbook of Nature Study – Anna Comstock
  • Usborne NatureTrail Book of Trees & Leaves
  • A Kid’s Herb Book – Lesley Tierra
  • Nature Anatomy & Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman
  • Carl Linnaeus: Father of Classification by Margaret Anderson (we will be reading this in class together 1st semester). A copy at home would be beneficial, but not required.



Botany will be an exciting, unique look at the world of plants! Students can expect to learn a basic understanding of plant life, learn the purpose of plants and appreciate their beauty. Botany is important in the area of economics as it includes the study of crops and ideal growing techniques that helps farmers increase crop yield. The study of plants is also important in environmental protection and stewardship.

We live in a world surrounded by amazing plants. Help your young scholar develop a deep and lasting appreciation for their world with this unique and hands-on study of botany. 

Content of  Botany will include:

  • Learning plant anatomy
  • Developing an appreciation of herbs & medicinal plants
  • A survivalist unit
  • Indoor gardening
  • and more!

The appreciation and understanding of Botany can be a study that will inspire and bring hours of enjoyment for a lifetime! This is an important study that will also set your student up for High School Science success!

I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.

~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Botany is suited for junior high students. This class is also appropriate for 9th graders or non-traditional learners.

It is a perfect study for students transitioning from elementary to Junior High studies and combines a Charlotte Mason and Classical Approach. Pair this course with Old Testament and New Testament overview, U.S. Geography, U.S. History and U.S. Literature & Composition for a robust year of learning! Buy a Bundle for greater savings!

Supplies: A complete supply list later this spring! It is anticipated that most supplies for this class will be able to be shared amongst family members if you have registered multiple students for this class.


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