The Ice Ages


Our The Ice Ages lesson plan teaches students about the Ice Ages, including what they were, when they happened, and why they’re still important to learn about. Students learn about their potential causes and about the specific features and defining characteristics of different ice ages.


Our The Ice Ages lesson plan introduces students to the ice ages, their most likely causes, their impact on the earth, and effect on living things. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner and work creatively to imagine what they would do if they had survived an ice age and now had to prepare for a warmer climate, answering questions about the differences between the conditions of an ice age and a warmer world and considering how people would need to adapt to the new climate. Students are also asked to put the ice ages in the correct order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define and describe the Ice Age and the impact it had on the surface of the Earth, as well as its influence on living things.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3

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