Free Elephants Lesson Plan for 6th Grade Students

Topic: elephants

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain the characteristics and behaviors of elephants that help them care for their young.


  • Images of elephants and their young
  • Handouts with information about elephant characteristics and behaviors
  • Colored pencils or markers


  • Have students brainstorm a list of animals that are known to be good mothers.
  • Ask students to share some examples and explain why they think the animals are good mothers.

Direct Instruction

  • Explain that elephants are known to be good mothers because they care for their young for a long time and protect them from danger.
  • Show pictures or videos of elephants caring for their young and discussing the characteristics of good mothering.

Guided Practice

  • Have students work in pairs to complete a worksheet or activity on elephant mothering.
  • Go over the answers as a class.

Independent Practice

  • Have students create a presentation on elephant mothering using technology resources such as a computer, projector, or interactive whiteboard.
  • Students can present their findings to the class.


  • Review the key points of the lesson and remind students of the importance of elephant mothering to the survival of elephant calves.
  • Ask students to share what they learned about elephant mothering and how they can help protect these majestic animals.


  • Observe students during the guided and independent practice activities to see if they are able to accurately research and present information about elephant mothering.
  • Use a simple quiz or evaluation rubric to assess student understanding of the key points of the lesson and their ability to apply their knowledge to a real-world example.

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