Migration – Explore the Amazing Journeys of Animals

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This unit study is a fun way to introduce your kids to migration and help them discover how 18 different animals migrate. It’s perfect for students in 4th-8th grade, but it can easily be adapted for younger or older students.

From birds to mammals, insects to reptiles, your students will learn about pilchards, penguins, wildebeests, butterflies, and much more.

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Migration - Explore the Amazing Journeys of Animals

Each lesson has short, informative text followed by comprehension questions based on what was read. Room for written narration is included. Suggested vocabulary words are bolded. You can have your student look up the definitions and use them to create a notebook. Students can also find suggested definitions for the words in the glossary at the end of the unit.

In addition to reading comprehension questions, each lesson is followed by prompts for additional research. Each lesson concludes with an opportunity for your student to draw their own version of the animal studied.

You will find answer keys for all reading comprehension questions at the end of the book. Answer keys for the additional research are not included as much of these answers will vary based on the sources used for research.

There are 18 lessons in this unit. It covers land migrations, water migrations, and air migrations.

Animals covered in this unit are:

Land Migrations

  • Common Wildebeest
  • Emperor Penguin
  • Caribou
  • Christmas Island Red Crab

Water Migrations

  • Humpback Whale
  • Southern African Pilchard
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Pacific Walrus
  • Northern Elephant Seal
  • Chinook Salmon

Air Migrations

  • Arctic Tern
  • Monarch Butterfly
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Globe Skimmer Dragonfly
  • Canada Goose
  • African Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat
  • Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

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