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Below is a sample breakdown of the Birds and Mammals chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Birds: Traits, Types and Importance||General description and traits of birds, and facts about bird eggs|
|Tuesday||Birds: Traits, Types and Importance||The muscles that make birds' flight possible and an exploration of their breeding habits|
|Wednesday||Mammals: Traits, Behavior and Grouping||The characteristics and reproductive habits of mammals|
|Thursday||Primates and Human Origin||The evolution of different kinds of primates in various parts of the world|
|Friday||Hominids: Traits, Diet and Behavior||A look at the characteristics of man's early ancestors|
1. Birds: Traits, Types & Importance
Have you ever wanted to be a bird? Or thought about flying like a bird? In this lesson, we're going to learn about why birds are birds, how they fly, and why they're important to us both ecologically and economically.
2. Mammals: Traits, Behavior & Grouping
Ever wondered what the largest mammal on Earth was? Or what traits connect mammals together? In this lesson, you will discover the basic traits of mammals, some of their behavior, and how they are grouped by scientists. Read on!
3. Primates and Human Origin
You probably know that you are a primate, just like gorillas and monkeys. But you may be surprised to find out how long primates have been around and how many of them are still living on Earth, which are covered in this lesson.
4. Hominids: Traits, Diet & Behavior
This lesson will help you to better understand hominids. We'll discuss the characteristics, diet and behavior of hominids, in order to give you a better idea of what this species is like.
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