In recognition of Earth Day 2017, we are offering this free lesson plan from Junior Great Books Nonfiction Inquiry 4. “Leave It to Beavers?” examines the reasons humans build dams and the researched effects that dams have on ecosystems, the water cycle, and earth’s climate.
This lesson plan, appropriate for use in grades 3–6, has:
- The complete text of the nonfiction selection “Leave It to Beavers?”
- Step-by-step instructions for three in-depth classroom sessions, including prereading, question sharing, and discussion activities
- Answer forms for students to fill out and reflect upon