What do living things need to survive? How are humans causing extinctions? The number of plant and animal species threatened by extinction worldwide has been increasing dramatically in recent years due to many factors, such as growth in human population, loss of habitats, use of chemicals, and over-fishing and over-hunting. Help students become aware of the issues surrounding endangered species with this unit of ideas and questions that spark discussion!
This planning guide provides:
• A Big Idea—Curricular focus for study of a concept
• Enduring Understandings—Key learning goals built around the big idea
• Vocabulary List—Subject area words that students may encounter and use in their explorations
• Essential Questions—A menu of starting points that lead students to explore and think deeply about the topic