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Teaching Endemic species threatened in Australia’s historic wildfires

Endemic species threatened in Australia’s historic wildfires

Wildfires are natural disasters impacting plant and animal life. In Australia, these historic wildfires threaten endangered and endemic species. Endemic species are plants or animals only found in a specific area or region. Australia has many endemic species, such as the kangaroo and the koala.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why does it matter if wildfires harm koalas in Australia?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.7 - Diverse Media, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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