Tortoises, Penguins, and Sea Lions, Oh My

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
The Galapagos Islands are a unique region of the world that students know little about. Understanding what makes these islands so unique and fragile will help students to develop a better sense of the need to protect such places. In this lesson, students will learn about the geography, geology, climate, and animals of the Galapagos Islands.
Author: 
Dennis Rees
Grade Range: 
6-8
Duration: 
4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
5: Environment and Society
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