General Information:A) Topic:
This unit is a kindergarten themed unit on the Jungle/Rainforest. This unit has tenlessons and with room for extensions. The main focus for this unit is how and whyJungles are important to us. Throughout the ten lessons, students will learn about: what aJungle is, what they look like (layers in the jungle), types of animals(similarities/differences), types of plants (some plants give us food and medicine), andthe gifts the Jungle give us (food, medicine, clean air to breathe). This unit using a varietyof resources to help inform young children about a magical, beautiful part of our Earthand how Jungles give us many different types of resources that we use on a daily bases.Throughout this unit the teacher will guide their students though a variety of diverse activities to help students gain an understanding of the importance of the Jungle.The outcomes and indicators from each lesson come from the Saskatchewan Curriculum.Furthermore, each lesson uses a variety of instructional strategies to help support thediversity in the classroom.
It is important for students to learn about the different aspects of the Earth.Jungles/Rainforests affect our environment and society greatly. It is important for students to learn that Jungles are not just some far away place that does not affect them,the Jungle gives us many resources that we need to live. Teaching young children aboutour Earth will help them become more aware of the world around them. This unit is afriendly way to begin to teach students the Jungle/Rainforest.
Unit Content:A) Outcomes:
Science:LTK.1 Examine observable characteristics of plants, animals, and people in the Jungle.LTK.1 Examine observable characteristics of plants in the Jungle
LTK.1 Examine observable characteristics of animals NSK.1 Explore features of their natural surroundings (weather conditions) Arts Education:CPK.3 Create sound compositions exploring the elements of music including: repeating patterns