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Giraffe Unit Study | Reading, Presentation, Worksheets, Activities | LOW PREP

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Need an engaging way to introduce your students to giraffes? Look no further than this LOW PREP unit study and research project!

Perfect for elementary teachers and homeschoolers alike, this resource covers topics—introduction to giraffes, interactions between giraffes and other species, impact of human activity on giraffe populations, conservation efforts for giraffes, and scientific research and investigation of giraffes—through cross-curricular activities. 

Each lesson appeals to different types of learners: online presentation and curated videos (visual and auditory), reading passages (reading), note-taking pages and graphic organizers (writing), hands-on activities and projects (kinesthetic), and more.

Note-taking pages and graphic organizers are differentiated—primary lines, regular lines, and no lines—to match the student's handwriting skill level.


  • Giraffe or savanna/grasslands animals unit study (World Giraffe Day is on June 21)
  • Writing lessons or centers
  • Science class
  • ...or just for fun!


  • Lesson plans (5 lessons can be spread out over days or weeks)
  • Interactive online presentations for each lesson (with optional pre-recorded voiceover audio)
  • Original reading passages for each lesson
  • Curated videos for each lesson
  • Discussion questions for each lesson
  • Vocabulary word cards with definitions and pages for dictionary work for each lesson
  • Differentiated note-taking pages and graphic organizers (3 levels)
  • Comprehension worksheets for each reading passage (short answer and true/false)
  • Quiz assessments for each reading passage (5 or 10 multiple choice questions)
  • Hands-on activities and projects for each lesson


  • Introduction to giraffes (anatomy and physiology, adaptations, behavior and communication, life cycle, habitat, and ecosystem)
  • Interactions with other species (interaction overview, food chain, survival)
  • Impact of human activity on giraffe populations (human impact overview, habitat destruction, and poaching)
  • Conservation efforts (conservation overview, protected areas, conservation organizations, and ecotourism)
  • Scientific research and investigation (scientific research overview, data collection, observational studies, technology, and giraffe types)

Help your students become giraffe experts! Whether you're looking for an introduction to giraffes or an assessment of prior knowledge, this resource has something for everyone. 


  • Art (drawing, coloring, arts & crafts)
  • English language arts
  • Geography
  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Spelling
  • Writing
You will get a PDF (5MB) file

Terms of Use: This product is licensed for personal or classroom use ONLY, unless multiple licenses are purchased. Commercial use is not allowed. Refunds: All sales are final and non-refundable due to the immediate access to digital products.

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