Tortoises, Penguins, and Sea Lions, Oh My

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will learn about the geography, geology, climate, and animals of the Galapagos Islands. They will come to realize how unique this area is and why its preservation is important. They will also integrate map reading skills with their writing skills to write a brochure about the islands.
Dennis Rees
Grade Range: 
4 and 7
1-4 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
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
7: The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future