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

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This resource is half off because the interactive online presentations are not quite complete. The links in the lesson plans are accurate, but presentations 2-7 are blank at the moment. You'll know they're complete (in the next day or two) when they're filled with content. Thanks for your patience!

Need an engaging way to introduce your students to rainforest habitats? 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 the rainforest, role of the rainforest in the ecosystem, locations of famous rainforests, plants and animals of the rainforest, indigenous populations, threats to the rainforest, and rainforest conservation strategies—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.


  • Rainforest or habitats unit study (World Rainforest Day is on June 22)
  • Writing lessons or centers
  • Science, social studies, or geography class
  • ...or just for fun!


  • Lesson plans (7 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 lesson (short answer and true/false)
  • Quiz assessments for each lesson (5 or 10 multiple choice questions)
  • Hands-on activities and projects for each lesson


  • Introduction to the rainforest (unique characteristics, layers)
  • Role of the rainforest in the ecosystem (producing oxygen, regulating global temperatures, reducing carbon dioxide, influencing rainfall patterns, biodiversity)
  • Locations of famous rainforests (Amazon Rainforest, Mesoamerican Rainforest, Congo Rainforest, Southeast Asian rainforests, Daintree Rainforest)
  • Plants and animals of the rainforest (trees, leaves, vines, monkeys, birds, insects, reptiles, big cats, snakes, bats, interdependency)
  • Indigenous populations (traditional knowledge, medicinal plants, sustainable living, guardianship)
  • Threats to the rainforest (deforestation, climate change, mining, agriculture, hunting)
  • Rainforest conservation strategies (sustainable development, protected areas, reforestation, ecotourism, education and awareness, conservation organizations)

Help your students become rainforest experts! Whether you're looking for an introduction to rainforests 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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