Basic Needs

Scholars take part in a grand conversation about the basic needs of living things. Working collaboratively, pupils brainstorm and identify similarities to come to the conclusion that the environment meets the needs of all living things. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create mixed-level groups based on subject proficiency—encourage learners to assist peers as needed
  • Assign group jobs such as recorder and presenter 
  • Keep the chart in clear view through out the remainder of the  unit for continued reference 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a variety of materials—read through the list and gather items prior to conducting the lesson  
  • This lesson is the fourth of 17 items in a unit all about the ecosystem 
Pros

  • Includes a brief assessment using exit cards 
  • Encourages class members to work together, share their ideas, and present in front of their peers 
Cons

  • None