Our Animal Behavior lesson plan introduces students to the two types of animal behavior: learned and innate. The lesson opens with a general definition of behavior and then narrows the definition to the two types, providing several examples for each. Imprinting and conditioning are also covered in this lesson. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to answer questions using their knowledge of different animal behaviors. Students are also asked to match terms to their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define behavior, innate behavior, and learned behavior; explain the difference, and identify the types of behaviors used by humans and other animals in the world.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7