Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?

Who keeps animals safe? Who keeps us safe? Discover the helpers that make learning and growing possible through a medley of activities that focus on habitats—ours and those in the rainforest. Scholars are asked to identify one helper who has made an impact in their life and draw a picture of this person. After listening to a variety of stories, learners compare and contrast their community with that of the rainforest, create a diorama of the two environments,  and craft a story to go along with their diorama.    

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a community helper to come speak to the class about how they keep the community safe 
  • As a class, brainstorm rules that make your class or school a safer place 
  • Visit the school library, or search on mobile learning devices, to locate additional information about rainforest animals, especially the four highlighted in the lesson  
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson, created by Rainforest Alliance, is the last of four in a series focused on habitats
  • Many of the items found in the Included Materials section are used with other lessons in the series 
Pros

  • The lesson follows a clear organizational plan 
  • Discussion topics highlight the hard word that goes into creating an safe environment safe
  • A picture example of multiple dioramas is provided 
Cons

  • None