Got to Go! Got to Go! Protecting the Monarch Butterflies

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson the students will learn the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. They will analyze information to identify the causes of the decline of the monarch population. Then they will take action by planting milkweed on the school grounds as one solution in the preservation of the habitat for monarch butterflies. This lesson contains adaptations for diverse learners. (ELLs)
Maria Green
Grade Range: 
4-5 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
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
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future