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Introduction to Deserts

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Learner Outcome Content Learning Strategy

Establish prior knowledge.

desert

Brainstorm:
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.

 


arid

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Capricorn


Video:
View first part of
Exploring the Desert

Describe the two types of deserts.


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