Off to the Zoo - A Research Based Unit is a fully detailed unit written with objectives for grades one and/or two. It was originally written as a unit to be completed as a team effort with the Media Specialist. It can be done by one or the other as well. It introduces zoo animals and their habitats to students and incorporates media skills within the unit for students to conduct research on a zoo animal. Students are presented with a real-life task/purpose for conducting their research and presenting it.
The unit is contains 41 pages and includes the following:
*A comprehensive unit written with objectives and activities on the topic of zoo animals and habitats.
*Scoring Rubrics and checklists for activities(6 total)
*Animal cards with and without titles (blank cards to add)
*Student booklet-Who is a Zookeeper?
*3 page graphic organizer for students' research
*List of suggested literature titles