Created for a lesson to use for a study of John Muir, we researched unique animals. As a lesson to introduce this research, I presented a lesson on the Gila Monster. This lesson includes vocabulary, procedure, assessment, rubric, research activity and animals to research. It included Depths of Knowledge DOK, Common Core Standards, essential question and modifications for special education and ELL learners. You must purchase the Gila Monster power point presentation to go with this lesson.