Researching Animals Throughout Europe

English Class fifth graders are presently learning about Europe’s geography, its countries, climates, vegetation and culture. To learn about animals found in Europe, the fifth graders worked with a partner to research the habitat and life cycle of a particular animal.

Using their Chromebooks, each pair of pupils researched e.g., the diet of their animal,  its means of procuring food, its range and reproductive cycle.

The pupils compiled the information they gathered, along with pictures of the animal, to make a triarama or self-standing 3-panel display.

The animals the children researched represented examples of wildlife in the tundra, coniferous forests, deciduous forests, the steppes, and the Mediterranean area.

A project like this affords pupils practice creating search terms, comparing information sources, taking notes and presentation skills.

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