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The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Introduce this book by showing this well crafted BOOK TRAILER by author/ illustrator Dan Yaccarino

Explain how this book is both authored and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino.

Show this short message video:
People protect what they love. A short message from Jacques Cousteau (note:some school districts block this site)

Read the book. Show students the following images and explain how the Cousteau family invented much of the diving equipment they needed to enable them to safely explore the oceans of the world.

Inventions of Jacques Cousteau and his family:

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Click the Aqua-lung to learn more!


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Fabien Cousteau, wearing a full-face SuperMask designed by his father
Jean-Michel, takes a close look at a jellyfish in Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
Photo credit: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society and KQED

View: Ocean video clips from Disney's Ocean web site
Cousteau film "Silent World" documentary. View this 50 minute video to learn more about Jacques Cousteau's work

Learn more about the amazing life of Jacques Cousteau
Kid friendly biography of Jacques Cousteau (Cousteau Kids Online)
Kid friendly biography of Jacques Cousteau (Pitara Kids Network)
My Hero project : Jacques Cousteau biographical information

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau Lesson Plan from Random House Publishing (PDF format)


diagramWeaveFish_small.jpgOCEAN LIFE ACTIVITIES:
Ocean animals printables
Origami sea creatures activities
Origami Angel Fish
Make a Fish Create your own digital fish

Quick and easy project: Weave a Fish

Locate and label all the oceans on a ocean world map. Which oceans did Cousteau explore?

Interactive activities:
VIsit Cousteau Kids for ocean adventure activities. (Cousteau Kids Online)

Visit Ocean Life for Kids Interactive ocean life learning activities


bluebonnet_clipart.gifTexas Bluebonnet book Literature connections:
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau is a great book to use when discussing inventors and scientists.
Try pairing it with the following pictorial biography:

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Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau
author: Jennifer Berne, illustrated by Eric Puybaret
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2008)
ISBN-10: 0811860639
ISBN-13: 978-0811860635


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Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea by Steve Jenkins








Ocean Connections for PK-1st grade students: (We like Bluebonnet books too!)
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck, illustrated by Valeria Petrone
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Dan Hanna (warning: completely love-able)

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Click me if you think I'm cute!


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