Biodiversity (Earth Matters unit)
This product is an individual unit from the high school curriculum Earth Matters. Purchase the unit now and you’ll immediately receive the unit as a PDF. Scroll down to see the list lessons plans and readings included in the unit.
Note: If you’re planning to purchase Earth Matters or have already done so, you don’t need to purchase this unit as it is included within the larger Earth Matters curriculum.
Other Earth Matters units include: Air Pollution, Climate Change, Energy, Food and Hunger, Forests, Oceans, Personal Consumption, Population Dynamics, Public Health, Rich and Poor, Solid Waste, Urbanization, Water Resources, and The World’s Women.
UNIT LESSON PLANS & READINGS
The following are included with the purchase of the unit:
- Bye, Bye, Birdie – Students determine a list of criteria to use when deciding the fate of endangered species, then conduct research on a specific species and create a presentation justifying its protection.
- The Sixth Extinction – Students determine a list of criteria to use when deciding the fate of endangered species, then conduct research on a specific species and create a presentation justifying its protection.
- Man vs. Wild: Biodiversity at Risk– This overview explores why biodiversity is important and what trends are threatening so many of the world’s species.
Case Study Reading:
- Pangolins: The World’s Most Hunted Animal– A profile of one of the world’s most unusual and most threatened animals.