Europe Biome Cards-Elementary
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Europe was once primarily temperate forests, but now, after more than a thousand years of human populations, larger herbivores and carnivores are scarce. Many wetlands are coastal or are characterized by mossy bogs, while polar regions and the mountains of the Alps make up most of the wilderness.
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. We explore the people of Amsterdam who live in a reclaimed wetland, the unique cultural heritage of the people of the Black Forest, and the Basque people in the mountains. Rural people of Ukraine farm the grasslands, while the Saami, an indigenous people in the polar regions, retain their connections to the land and its native species.
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 six biomes: grassland, mountain, temperate forest, wetland, and polar
- Paper Biomes of the Continent Labels
- Teacher’s Guide to Presentation