Teaching Through Trade Books: Biological Diversity: In the Present and in the Past

by: Christine Anne Royce

This column includes activities inspired by children’s literature. In this issue young students consider the different types of organisms that live in a particular habitat and explain how the basic needs of the animal are met within the identified location. Older students explore both present and past environments. By examining fossils, students can begin to understand that familiar species resemble ones that have long been extinct.


Elementary School

Grade Levels

Early Childhood Elementary


5E Instructional Materials


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2018Volume 056Issue 02

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