This detailed lesson plan for a field trip to Canyonlands National Park in Utah (page 32 of pdf) teaches students about the habitat of bighorn sheep. The trip, which includes a strenuous hike, introduces students to animal tracking, observation of nature, and ideas about the inter-connectivity of plants and animals in any given area. The 21-page lesson plan includes background material on local ecosystems and about bighorn sheep, along with pre- and post-field trip classroom activities to enhance and ground the experience of the field trip. This lesson plan is written for 6th grade students.


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