During the time of early humans, there were fascinating animals that are now extinct like ground sloths, mammoths and saber toothed tigers. In this activity, students will create a spider map that describes and illustrates extinct megafauna. As an extension activity, students can research the modern day relatives of these great creatures, and describe how we interact with them now.
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Objective: Create a spider map describing 3 different animals that lived during the time of early humans. Using school resources, conduct some research to learn more about ground sloths, mammoths, saber toothed tigers or other extinct megafauna.
Requirements: 3 animals, 3 illustrations, 3 captions.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)
Type of Assignment Individual or PartnerCommon Core Standards