Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?

This Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity? lesson plan also includes:

Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research and class activities. Additionally, they learn about the fate of the prairie-chicken and the ways that industrialization can lead to habitat loss.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in your unit about habitats and endangered animals
  • Adapt the resource to reflect the habitats in your town and community
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource is based on the diversity in the habitats of Illinois
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Provides all necessary worksheets and graphic organizers for student use
  • Activities are helpful for an earth science class, biology class, or in a language arts class when focusing on informational text

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