Lesson Plan

Grade 3-5: Post-visit - Why Goat's Milk?

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Fifth Grade
Biology: Animals, Health, Nutrition, Social Studies
one 90 minute lesson or two 45 minute lessons
Group Size:
Up to 24
National/State Standards:
CCSS and NC Essential Standards for Science


This lesson is intended to be used following a visit to the Sandburg, but can be used as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom.


Learning Targets

  • I can identify the nutrition facts in goat's milk and explain how they benefit the human body through writing an informational text.
  • I can engage effectively in collaborative discussions.

Common Core State Standards
Reading Standard for Informational Text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text, recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text. 
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Speaking and Listening Standard
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grades 3, 4 & 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

North Carolina Essential Standards for Science
3.L.1 Understand how structures and systems of organisms (to include the human body) perform functions necessary for life.
5.L.1 Understand body systems and organs, functions, and their care.


Check out the other lessons in this plan:

Pre-Visit Lesson: Connemara Farm
Pre-VIsit Lesson: Poets and Poetry
Pre-Visit Lesson: Sandburg Through Time - Growing Up

On-Site Lesson: Sandburg Through Time - From Prairie Town Boy to Famous Writer
On-Site Lesson: Sandburg's Writing "Spring Grass"

Post-Visit Lesson: Sandburg Through Time - Autobiographical Poem
Post-Visit Lesson: Sandburg and Lincoln




Information from the How Goat's Milk is Healthier article may be shared with the class.

Last updated: April 14, 2015