Climates

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Explore the various climates of the world with our Climates Lesson Plan, which defines climate, compares and contrasts climates, identifies effects on a climate, and labels climates throughout the world.  This interactive lesson develops concept imagery with visuals and collaborative learning.

Climates Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Climates
  • Climates Practice Worksheets
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels

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Description

Explore the various climates of the world with our Climates Lesson Plan, which defines climate, compares and contrasts climates, identifies effects on a climate, and labels climates throughout the world.  This interactive lesson develops concept imagery with visuals and collaborative learning.

Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction Sample:

  1. Ask: What is the difference between weather and climate?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion.
  3. Ask: What is the weather like in this area? What is this area’s climate? What affects this area’s weather and climate?
  4. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce the difference between a climate and weather.
  5. Distribute Climates content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding. Use a world map to identify areas referred to in the content pages. Save final question for lesson closing.

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Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1.c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1.c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Science