"Family Connection" Animal Kingdom Taxonomy



This lesson will allow students to grasp the concept of the Linnaeus classification system. Students will understand the system and be able to recognize scientific names of cattle, horses, sheep, swine, and goats. Students will understand other ways to group animals, such as by breed.

Lesson Time

1 Class Period
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Describe basic concepts of the Linnaeus classification system
  • Know and use the hierarchical system that goes from general to specific
  • Recognize the scientific names for cattle, horses, sheep, swine, and goats
  • Be aware of other ways animals are classified, such as by breed

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