Our Forests lesson plan introduces students to the basic information about forests (and woodlands), including the different types of forests, the structure of, and some of the animals living in forests. In addition, the students learn about the importance of forests related to their preservation. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to use their creativity and critical thinking skills to explain how they would use each item in a list of items to help them survive in the forest for a year, giving them the chance to consider the many uses of things found in the forest. Students are also asked to tell whether each feature is found in Tropical, Temperate, or Coniferous forests to test their understanding of the lesson.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define forest, identify characteristics and types of forest, and list things living in a forest.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.B, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA- Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2