African Savanna Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this lesson plant to teach your students about the African savanna. Students will read a text lesson that explains what it is, where it is located, the climate and wildlife it supports. Discussion questions guide learning along with hands-on activities and a quiz to check understanding.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the African savanna, including wildlife it supports
  • identify the African savanna on a map
  • describe the climate on the African savanna


1 hour or more


  • Copies of the lesson African Savanna: Lesson for Kids, one for each student
  • Highlighters
  • Shoe boxes, one for each partner pair
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Construction paper
  • Craft materials as needed for dioramas

Key Vocabulary

  • Biome
  • Climate
  • Flora

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3

Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

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