The Tales of Two Goats: Comparing the Geography of Scotland and Arizona

Lesson Plan Content
Through the stories of two goats and their owners, students learn about two cultures and landforms while practicing reading skills about literary selections. In this lesson, students will learn about natural features of Scotland and Arizona while reading about and comparing the lives of goats and their owners in both locations.
Carol Carney Warren
Grade Range: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
14: How human actions modify the physical environment