Weird & Wonderful Island Wildlife: Focus on the Galapagos and Madagascar
Do you enjoy learning about unique plants and animals? Together we’ll travel to the Galápagos Islands and Madagascar to examine these wildlife habitats from a geography perspective.
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Set sail for the Galapagos! In this single meeting class, we will learn about amazing animals and plants that make their homes on islands and discuss why those islands are geographically positioned to become habitats for such unique wildlife. The Galápagos Islands are known as a ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. The geographical location of these islands at the meeting of three ocean currents along with its isolation has has led to one of the richest marine ecosystems in the...
-We will analyze the geographic features of islands that are home to uniques organisms. -We will identify characteristics that make these animals unique. -We will discuss threats to wildlife and conservation efforts.
I have traveled extensively throughout the world and I am passionate about learning about new places, their history, and their cultures. I am an experienced teacher with certifications in social studies grades 7-12 and all core subjects (science, math, language arts, and social studies) grades 4-8. I have taught the following subjects which relate to my expertise in the areas of geography, history, and culture: World Cultures, World Geography, AP Art History, and AP Human Geography. I hold a BA in archaeology from the University of Texas and an MA from Leiden University.
I will check for understanding throughout the lesson using discussion, questioning strategies, and gameplay.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
No sensitive topics
Some source material for curriculum include: Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. (2021) https://www.britannica.com National Geographic Society (2021) https://www.nationalgeographic.org Galapagos Conservancy (2021) https://www.Galapagos.org Hennessy, Kathryn. Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth. DK Publishing, 2010. World Wildlife Fund (2021) https://www.world wildlife.org
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As a teacher, I have taught a variety of students with different abilities and interests. My approach with all of my students is one of growth and developing transferable skills. I know that students excel most when they have access to a choice...