Part of Unit: Animals: Their importance, Domestication, and Role
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
This is one lesson in a unit about Domestic animals and society. Students will define domestication and then we will discuss human evolution, symbiosis and domestication of modern species.
- 1 class period
- 50 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- ANR.C.C4.1 Understand the evolution and roles of domesticated animals in society.
- ANR.C.C4.2 Know the differences between domestication and natural selection.
- ANR.FS.2.0 Communications
- ANR.FS.9.6 Understand leadership, cooperation, collaboration, and effective decision-making...
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
- Students will identify the differences between domesticated and non-domesticated animals
- Students will be able to explain the importance of animal domestication
- Students will be able to explain Symbiosis
Activities in this Lesson
- Find your herd - Hooks / Set
(5 minutes)As students enter the classroom they are each handed an index card. These index cards are pre-printed with animals. ( 1 animal per index card, either a name or picture of the animal would be appropriate). Students are instructed to find the group in the room they think they belong to. (Signs posted around the rooms will be the following: domestic, wild, food animals, companion animals) After students have located themselves in different areas of the classroom, instruct them to have a conversation about why they chose this location. Once the group has discussed this, have one person from each group share out.
- Go Get It E-moment - Other
(20 minutes)The students are going to use the Go Get it E-moment to find the information required to complete an information sheet regarding animal domestication. See the attached Go Get It e-moment. Allow less time then actually needed to complete this activity. Some students may not find all of the information.
- Domestication Worksheet - Student [ Download ] This document is where students will record the information they "discover" in this activity.
- Domestication Information [ Download ] This is the information the teacher will place around the room for the students to "discover" in order to complete their domestication worksheet.
- Go Get It E-moment [ Download ] Go Get It Instructions
- Me-You-Us E-moment - Group Work
(10 minutes) Students will work in groups (no more than four per group) to share the information they found during the previous activity. The teacher should be circulating through the groups, listening to conversations, and asking higher order thinking questions. Post the following questions on the board:
1. What is the difference between domestic and wild animals?
2. List two examples of a symbiotic relationship.
3. Why are domesticated animals important?
These questions will provide an opportunity for those students who finish their group discussions early to maintain focus and engagement with the lesson. Once all students have had an opportunity to answer the questions on the board ask several students to share their responses. Once many have shared, then give correct answers as the teacher sees fit. Teachers may need to spend more time explaining the term symbiosis.
- Me-You-Us E-moment [ Download ] Me You Us moment instructions
- Hieroglyph Domestication Timeline - Assessment
(15 minutes)Students will create a timeline using the timeline information that was found during the Go-Get-It activity. There will be nine items on the timeline. Students will label the timeline and then create "heiroglyphs" to represent each item on the timeline.
- Hieroglyphs Moment [ Download ] Hieroglyphics Instructions
- Assessment Types:
- Projects, Observations, Me-You-Us Questions
When assessing this lesson I review the questions students answered during the Me-You-Us activity as well as reviewing the Go Get it Information worksheet.