Section Four: How Can We Protect Biodiversity?

This Section Four: How Can We Protect Biodiversity? lesson plan also includes:

Look into the future with a lesson on biodiversity and natural habitats. Learners read articles about different perspectives when it comes to planning future development, and decide which angle is the highest priority in a group discussion. Additionally, they learn about careers related to biodiversity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Form a debate between kids who believe that different aspects of the environments should be prioritized over others
  • Prompt your class to write about their priorities for the future with a persuasive essay
  • Try to find guest speakers to represent some of the careers featured in the lesson
  • Have kids create job brochures based on the research they conduct about each career in biodiversity
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson is based on the habitats in Illinois, but could be applicable to your class in another state
Pros

  • Comes with all necessary worksheets and reading material
  • Extends thinking past the problem and into potential solutions
Cons

  • None