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Introduction to Deserts

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Learner Outcome Content Learning Strategy

Establish prior knowledge.


What do you know about deserts?
What do you want to know about deserts?

Locate deserts of the United States and World.

types of deserts

hot deserts

cold deserts

Activity 1:
Use geographic map to locate desert regions. Compare to map showing rainfall.
Use National Geographic Atlas (available on networked computers).

Explain what makes a desert a desert.



Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Capricorn

View first part of
Exploring the Desert

Describe the two types of deserts.

Life in the Deserts
by Lucy Baker (Scholastic)
pp. 1-7