Let your students embark on an adventure through the zoo where they will not only develop their navigation skills using both cardinal and intermediate directions to travel through the zoo, but they will also create their own zoo.
Zoo Time Adventure is intended to be a set of practice activities to reinforce cardinal and intermediate directions at the elementary level. In addition, students will engage in active research to determine an appropriate habitat for one of their zoo animals.
Included in Zoo Time Adventure:
--Complete unit plan
--Differentiated Zoo Adventures
--Complete answer key
--Differentiated Zoo Research Plans
Although the world we live in today is a far cry from the world our educators knew as students, fundamental geographic skills are still essential tools in navigating the globe. Through Zoo Time Adventure, your students will not only demonstrate an understanding of the compass, but the extension activities will have students reading nonfiction texts and determining appropriate habitat for different animals in the zoo.
As the adoption of the Common Core Standards progresses throughout the nation, it becomes clear that higher-level thinking is no longer a choice, but instead it is a fundamental part of teaching students 21st Century Skills and preparing them for the future.
Zoo Time Adventure meets such demands and is aligned to the Common Core Standards.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.8 Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.