Rainforest Lesson Plans: Southeast Asian Rainforests


Learn about Sumatra, part of Indonesia and home to one of the oldest rain forests on earth. Sumatra has so many fascinating plants and animals that it would be an excellent subject for a class Big Book on flora and fauna. Study together about the basics of the Sumatran rain forest, and then divide students into small groups to learn about their choice of animals or plants. Have each group create a page showing their chosen animal or plant with the facts they’ve learned.

Unfortunately, many Sumatran animals are endangered, including the orangutan, the Sumatran tiger, and the Sumatran rhino. Learn what it means to say that an animal is endangered, and create posters to increase awareness of endangered animals.

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