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

Lesson Plan Content
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.
Marti Noland
Grade Range: 
2-3 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
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface