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Migratory animals have different characteristics. -Identify, describe, and compare migratory animals.
-Ask simple questions about migratory animals.
-Read or interpret visual aides to complete a graphic organizer about the needs and physical characteristics of some migratory animals.
-Compare two animals using a Venn diagram.
-Ask/answer questions with a partner about different animals.
Geographical locations, directions and habitats of migratory animals vary widely. -Name and describe habitats, continents and/or countries in which migratory animals live.
-Express/give directions (north, south, east, west) for migration patterns.
-Create a color key for five migratory animals and color in their locations on a world map.
-Role-play migration using directions and maps.
-Complete a chart on the characteristics of six habitats.
Animals migrate for different reasons and other environmental factors affect an animals' behavior. -Identify an animal's needs that cause it to move.
-Name a few types of pollution that affect an animal's habitat.
-Role play the cause and effect of environmental changes on animals.
-Match animals to their needs by cutting and pasting food/water, shelter, and animal mate into a mini-book for students to read to each other.
-Color in items that do not -belong in an environment.
-Role-play the degradation of a forest by removing trees and plants to show how animals lose food and shelter.
There are a few global organizations that advocate the protection of migratory animals. -Name and locate several important organizations in different countries that advocate for animals.
-Create an advocacy group for a particular animal.
-Visit a web site or read a brochure about the efforts of a global organization such as the UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program).
-Create the name of an advocacy organization.
-Provide information about an endangered migratory animal to raise awareness about the global cooperation needed to solve this problem.