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Learning Resource Type

Unit Plan

If We Ran the Zoo




Students will work in collaborative groups to research popular zoo animals to identify their habitat, diet, life span, predators, endangered status, adaptations, and physical characteristics. Students will determine if captivity is beneficial or harmful to their chosen animal. They will also investigate the impact the animal has on the environment.  Both print and digital media will be utilized in the students' research.  A culminating activity will allow students to create a slide show, board or video game, book, poster, or trifold display to place in an animal museum for parents and the school to view.

This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.

    Content Standards
    Essential Question

    Unit Assessment

    Assessments Formative : Journal/Learning Log, Preliminary Plans/Outlines/Prototypes, Checklists, Project(s)

    Assessments Summative : Oral Presentation, with rubric, Other Product(s) or Performance(s), with rubric:, Self-Evaluation