Here are links to several curriculum-based lesson plans related to the Amazon rainforest. Each lesson plan is a guide to organizing relevant material and to prepare yourself to help your students achieve desired learning objectives. We will be adding in-house lesson plans sometime in the future. The lesson plans below have been selected from among hundreds available on-line. Please feel free to contact Jungle Photos Amazon if you'd like help designing lesson plans to meet your individual needs.
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• Kindergarten Rainforest Unit (MAR '06)
Several pages give background information. Includes three weeks worth of rainforest jungle lessons.
• Layers of the Rainforest (MAR '06)
This lesson teaches children that the forest has layered structure. In this case, four layers of the rainforest are introduced.
• Rainforest Exploration (MAR '06)
Students create a display of a rainforest animal and its habitat.
• The Great Kapok Tree: A Social Studies Lesson (MAR '06)
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of animals, people and plants in the rainforest by participating in an ecosystem simulation. (Related lesson: The Importance of the Rainforest)
GRADE 1 - 2
• Amazon Alphabet (MAR '06)
In this activity students create an alphabetic Amazon animal mural. The objective is to show the diversity of life in the Amazon tropical rainforest.
GRADE 2 - 3
• How To Create A Rain Stick (MAR '06)
Students construct their own rain stick in order to appreciate the sounds of the rainforest. (Related lesson: How to Make a Rain Stick)
• Teacher CyberGuide: The Great Kapok Tree (MAR '06)
Activities are based on The Great Kapok Tree, and are designed to supplement a unit focused on South American rain forest themes.
• Economics Lesson: The Rain Forest (JUL '06)
Activate students knowledge of rain forests by asking: What are the characteristics of a rain forest? What animals and plants are found in the rain forest? How do people depend on the rain forest?
• Rain Forests and Planet Ecology (JUL '06)
Through the use of literature and related activities, students will expand their knowledge of rain forests and planet ecology.
GRADE 4 - 5
• Creative Writing From the Rainforest (MAR '06)
Students research relevant topics to gain knowledge of the rainforests around the world.
• Three Aspects of the Rain Forest (MAR '06)
Introduce the students to three aspects of the rain forest people, animals, and life.
• The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (MAR '06)
Deals with the story of the Great Kapok Tree, a tale from the Amazon forest. Students become more familiar with the animals of the rain forest and the usefulness of the rain forest (medicines, soil, and the trees).
• Rain Forest Reporters (JUL '06)
Students work as magazine reporters to produce a print or multimedia magazine about rain forests.
• Hands-On Science for Teaching Rain Forest Ecosystems (JUL '06)
Gets students to think about how the ecosystem of tropical forests fits into the big picture of the Planet Earth. Provides a basic framework of articles, information, references and "classroom ready" labs aimed primarily at teaching cause and effect relationships of deforestation.
GRADE 7 - 8
• Biodiversity Preservation Project (MAR '06)
Inspires students to speak out against environmental injustice. Deals with biodiversity and protecting and educating about endangered species.