Living Antiques: Saguaros

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will learn about the saguaro cactus and chart the growth of the saguaro cactus on a timeline, so they can appreciate how long the cactus lives. Students, especially those in the American Southwest, should know about these mighty plants and help to preserve their habitats. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners.
Author: 
Lowanna Perry
Grade Range: 
1
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
National Geography Standards: 
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface