This book represents an opportunity to inform students about animal species that are endangered or have gone extinct, and to integrate all areas of the curriculum in the process. With projects that involve literature, science facts, creative writing, research skills, art, and math, students will find out why animals become endangered or extinct, why are some of them hunted, how does the environment effect them, and what is being done -- and can be done in the future -- to save them. There is a five-page section of reproducible pages for hand-made books about individual animals, such as the Florida Manatee, the Black Rhinoceros, the Mountain Gorilla, the Giant Panda and six others. Each is illustrated, as is the entire book, with detailed, accurate line art of endangered or extinct species. Project titles include: Endangered Animals - Pencil Pals, Draw these Endangered Animals, Who Shall We Save?, In My Home Town, Fact or Opinion, and many others. There is a form for writing a letter to convervation groups, game refuges, or parks, a list of organizations devoted to preserving wildlife, and an extensive bibliography of titles for you and our students to explore. Features complete, step-by-step instructions for all projects. All 48 pages perforated for easy removal. It is a wonderful resource for teaching children about the world they will inherit.
In each of these complete cross-curricular science-centered units you get: Teacher resource pages, Science, Reproducible activity sheets and Creative writing
In each unit you get: Information pages, Reproducible activity sheets, Center ideas, Book-making projects, Literature connections, Art projects.
These units are aperfect choice for teachers seeking to integrate instruction. Use the activites to complement your curriculum. Learning becomes more meaningful when concepts are presented in a number of curriculum areas. Lessons can be teacher directed at lower levels; independent or cooperative group activities at 4th and 5th.