North America Biome Cards
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If you are native to this continent, this is a good place to start. The North American continent has every biome and much diversity. Many of the plants and animals will be familiar to the children, and some will be surprising. We use the indigenous tribes of the Diné (Navajo) and Inuit to represent the desert and the polar regions. The Cajun culture is native to the wetlands of the Bayou. 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.
Designed for elementary classes, this material covers all the biomes found on a particular continent and offers a structure for independent research. Three-part cards include: a description card for older readers, an illustrated picture card and a label. Each biome is explored with cards for these examples:
Mammal, Bird, Reptile, Amphibian, Fish, Invertebrate, Plant.
People, Food, Clothing, Shelter, Transportation, Culture.
All three cards are printed with coding on the backside for continent, biome and the classifications identified above. Animal cards are chosen for their interesting environmental adaptations. Indigenous, rural and urban cultures are explored for a realistic view of people on the continent. A teacher’s manual outlines lesson presentations and offers ideas for extensions. A black-line biome map and masters of the illustrations are also included. All sets are cut and ready to laminate. (6 to 12 years)
- three part cards for each biome.
- teachers guide
- black-line masters.