The 1st/2nd grade desert commons lesson details how students can take care of the desert from afar. 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.
This is the desert commons tour rubric. There are two rubrics in one document, one is specific to the animal fact sheet and the other to the plant fact sheet. It assesses how well students understood the desert tour and how thoroughly their fact sheets were completed.