Look Who Lives in the Desert: Exploring the Diversity of AZ Land and Wildlife

GeoLiteracy
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
Students living in Arizona should understand that their state includes a great diversity of plants and animals as well as three landform regions. In this lesson, students will explore the diverse animal and plant life of Arizona. They will be introduced to the skill of researching and produce a drawing and a short poem about Arizona’s land and wildlife.
Author: 
Marti Noland
Grade Range: 
4
Duration: 
2-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface