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Margaret Mee and the Amazon Lesson Plan

Grades 6–12 | Using the Heliconia plant species as a case study, students will explore an Amazon Rainforest ecosystem and the effects of deforestation.

Subjects: Science, history, visual arts, and English language arts

Time Required: 45 minutes

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Students will

  • construct a section of the Amazon Rainforest ecosystem using prior knowledge and observation and research skills
  • examine the interconnected plant-bird relationship
  • discuss the impact of deforestation
  • consider how to help protect the Amazon rainforest as youth activists


Discover related activities in the Margaret Mee: Portraits of Plants Module.