We’re Going on an Ant Hunt

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
The ability to map an area is a lifelong skill. Even first graders can learn some of the basic elements of mapping by locating ant habitats in an environment familiar to them and then recording the habitats on a map. In this lesson, students will be mapping ant habitats in their schoolyard. This lesson includes strateies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
Michelle Copeland
Grade Range: 
1
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
3: Physical Systems
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information