Lesson Plan

Living Together: This is Home: Animal Homes

How do animals depend on their surroundings?
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Objectives

Students will be able to identify animal homes, the differences in animal homes, and why certain animals need certain homes.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Science
Arts
Grades K - 1
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 View Brainpopjr Video of Animal Homes

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Teacher will show animals and their homes.  Teacher will play video for students and introduce vocabulary: habitat, adapt, environment.

Student Instructions

Students will observe animal homes through video and flipchart pictures.

2 Discussion: Why are animal homes important? (DOK 2)

Activity: Conversing

Teacher led discussion: Why are animal homes important? (DOK 2)

Followed by student turn and talk: Why do certain animals need to live in certain homes? (DOK 3)

Student Instructions

Followed by student turn and talk: Why do certain animals need to live in certain homes? (DOK 3)

3 Show What You Know

Teacher will demonstrate how to use Kid Pix and explain the grading rubric for projects on a 1-4 scale.

Student Instructions

Students will use Kid Pix to draw a picture of an animal and its habitat.