by Brooke Jerde
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Creating Water in the Desert
Discuss camouflage and create a
picture of how a desert animals
hides to keep safe.
Create map of the world and
label the deserts.
Research what a desert is.
Create a timeline on
endangered desert plants and
Measure various desert
plants found around the
Create a graph using the timeline on endangered plants
and animals and graph the number of plants that
endangered and the number of animals that are
Reading/ Language Arts
Books that can be read
Mojave by Diane Siebert
The Desert is Theirs by Byrd Baylor
Desert Giant by Barbara Bush
Listen to the Desert by Pat Mora
Cactus by Cynthia Overbeck
Desert Animals by Joanne Gise
Wonders of the Desert
by Louis Sabin
The Wild Young Desert
by Ann Atwood
Plants of the Desert
by Andreu Llamas
Cactus Fox by Julian May
Animals of the Desert by J.L. Cloudsley-Thompson.
Create a list of adjectives that would
describe a desert animal or plant. Then
create a story using those adjectives.
Children will sequence
different types of cactus by
Creat a vocabulary mathching
game and play it with a
Write reviews on the books
that they choose to read.
A trip to the desert book.
Create a diaroma of the
desert including plants
Whole class diagram of the desert during the
day and night. This is done throughout the
unit and things are added as they are
The children are to act out an animal or
plant and the others are to guess what they
Play Who am I. The children move around
the room trying to figure out what animal
they are by getting clues from their