North America Biome Cards-Elementary
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If you are native to North America, this is a good place to start! With incredible diversity and every biome represented, many plants and animals will be familiar to children and some will be surprising discoveries.
Designed for elementary classrooms, the Continent Biome Cards–Elementary cover all the biomes found on a 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. We represent the desert and the polar regions with the indigenous tribes of the Diné (Navajo) and the Inuit people. The Cajun culture is native to the wetlands of the Bayou, while the Amish people of the temperate forest model a sustainable lifestyle. The highland Mayans live in the mountains, and Iowa farm families live in the grasslands.
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)
- 98 Three-part cards (a picture card, a description card, and a label), comprising all seven biomes: desert, grassland, mountain, temperate forest, tropical forest, wetland, and polar
- Paper Biomes of the Continent Labels
- Teacher’s Guide to Presentation