These 1st/2nd grade desert commons lessons detail how students can take care of the desert from afar. Students research in groups and complete a project. Assessment ideas and standards are listed. Rubric is free on TpT. Commons is any place that everyone must care for (biomes, oceans, air, and locally: classroom materials, playground). Students will learn what they can do to care for biomes that are a part of our world but not near us. In these lessons, students create a class book as an assessment. These lessons (3 45min lessons) are a part of an entire unit on the desert biome and keeping the biome healthy.