Africa Biome Cards-Elementary
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Africa contains diverse wildlife and vibrant biomes: the Congo Basin provides a steamy tropical biome with a frog the size of a cat, and the mountains of the Rift Valley contain plants and animals unlike anything else on the planet. Deserts vary from sand dunes to thorny scrub, and the grasslands, called savannas due to their tropical nature, are home to many different herds and their predators.
Designed for elementary classrooms, the Continent Biome Cards–Elementary cover all the biomes found on the continent and offer a structure for independent research. These three-part cards include an illustrated picture card, a label, and a description card for experienced readers. Each set of Continent Biome Cards–Elementary includes a continent card and biome cards, with a plant card, animal cards, and people cards for each biome on the continent. The plant and animal cards emphasize the interesting environmental adaptations of the organisms, and the animal cards comprise one invertebrate and one of each class of vertebrates.
The people cards introduce indigenous, rural, and urban populations to give a realistic view of the diversity of cultures found on a continent, with six cards for each group of people that explore their fundamental needs, including food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and culture. Here we introduce the indigenous tribes of the Masai of the grasslands, the !Kung of the desert (make a clicking sound at the start), and the Efe pygmies of the tropical forest. People of the Nile Delta live in cities and modern buildings, while mountain villages in Ethiopia are remote and independent of global commerce.
A teacher’s guide that outlines lesson presentations and offers ideas for extensions and further research comes with the cards. A blackline biome map and masters for the cards can be downloaded from the A-Z PDF Library on our website. All sets are cut and ready to laminate. (6 to 12 years)
- 71 Three-part cards (a picture card, a description card, and a label), comprising five biomes: desert, grassland, mountain, tropical forest, and wetland
- Paper Biomes of the Continent Labels
- Teacher's Guide to Presentation