How are elephants' trunks useful?
Discussion on the many uses
Show video clips of the many different uses
Evaluation of discussion
Science Standard 2 Benchmark 2
What do you know about elephants?
Use internet for research
Research elephant facts online and write a paragraph
Graded on structure, organization & grammar
Language Arts Standard 1 Benchmark 2 2nd Grade
What different environments do elephants live in?
Create a dance that expresses the given environment.
Record students' performances and create a collection on 1 dvd to send home.
Graded according to rubric
Dance Standard 2 Benchmark 1 2nd Grade
What is the difference between Asian and African elephants?
Learn facts and compare African and Asian elephants and their environments.
Use GoogleMaps to explore Asia and Africa
Evaluated on group participation
Geography Standard 1 Benchmark 1 2nd Grade
How big is an elephant?
Pyramid to reach elephant's height and width
Pictures of pyramid progress and final pyramid
PE Standard 5 Benchmark 2 2nd Grade