In this lesson, students learn the five climate zones in New Jersey and interpret facts into a poetic voice from the point of view of nature.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students explore two interactive maps showing increased precipitation and sea level rise in New Jersey.
Step 2 - Investigate: Students learn the details and differences of the five climate zones in New Jersey.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students read a short poem describing a zone of nature, choose one climate zone, and reinterpret the details and differences of the zone into a poem from nature’s point of view.
This lesson plan gives students an overview of the five climate zones in New Jersey and relates them to tones or poetry. As a note these are not the traditionally Köppen climate zones but rather zones specific to New Jersey. The link provided is accurate and up to date. Additionally, that website has more information if desired. This lesson helps students think about different climates from a more descriptive and imaginative perspective than just statistics, which can help provide a deeper understanding of the different climates. This resource is recommended for teaching.
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