First graders gain a deeper understanding of the layers of the rainforest and the animals that inhabit them by creating a multimedia rainforest installation. In addition to creating visual artwork, over the course of the project, students also research, write, and perform in conjunction with their learning. Finally, students perform short skits comparing and contrasting different rainforest animals from a first-person perspective.
CCSS English Language Arts
W 1.7, SL 1.1, SL 1.1.a, SL 1.5
CA Arts Standards
1.VA:Cr1.1, 1.VA:Cr1.2, 1.VA:Cr2.1, 1.VA:Cr3