The concept of ENDANGERED versus INVASIVE examines the causes of endangerment, using Big Understandings such as "Maybe humans are an invasive species" through to Essential Questions such as, "Why are some local species endangered?". PLUS a choice of creative thinking activities, assessment tools etc.
All the hard work done for you - provides you with the planning framework, a recommended video link or book as an introductory hook, a set of photocopiable cards to promote sharing of Prior Knowledge...assessments.. even a list of suggested resources!
Using the highly-praised "Inquiry Learning with Concepts" model, this unit offers you a wealth of meaningful activities to lift your students' learning and to build on students' interests and individual understandings. As H Lynne Erickson says (2007), "Using topics and facts as a support rather than as a final destination, will truly lift academic and teaching standards.”