Not Only Animals
student knows that if living things do not get food, water, shelter, and
space, they will die.
student knows that the activities of humans affects plants and animals in
environmental problems in the local community and collects
information on and propose solutions to environmental problems.
that maps and globes are utilized to provide directions as well as other types of information.
the role of government and cite the ways in which it strives to meet the
needs of the community by providing services and maintaining order.
Display a bulletin board with a map of the world.
Students will place pins or flags on different continents as they find
out more about endangered species to indicate the location of each species. Bookmark the
to be visited. Defenders
endangered species act for teachers. Look at the materials for the
activities and get them before hand.
a large, open pine cone, vegetable shortening, lard or suet, oats or corn meal, bird seed, a
few feet of string
Great Kapok Tree and Will
We Miss Them?, magazines, paper, pins, map flags,
extinct, food chain, population, pesticide,
Glossary from A-Z about the environment. It can be used for all lessons.
1. Revisit the story The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon
Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry. Ask the question, "What would have
happened to the animals if the man would have cut the tree down?"
Have students write down a journal response to this
2. Share the students responses. Ask what other animals do they know of
or think may be endangered. Why do they think
3. Read the Reading Rainbow book Will We Miss Them? Endangered Species by
The student will then search for information about endangered species and create
an endangered species booklet. They will choose 5 endangered species which
will include at least one plant. They will create a page for each
containing the following information:
a. Name the endangered species along with a picture.
b. Name the Continent in which the species is found.
c. Name and describe the
biome it lives in.
d. Explain why the species is endangered.
e. If found, explain what is being done to protect it. Name
Government agency or other.
The student will visit the following sites to get information and create an Endangered Species Booklet. Sample Page
Print teachers Questionnaire and answer questions
as you look at the following slide show. To be handed in with the
b. Review Slide Program
This slide show will give the student an idea on how to do their page plus get
information to do their own.
After the student views the slide show they will take the Site
check the answers.
TO TEACHERS: After doing this lesson click on this site and fill out an evaluation on how the slide show helped your students.
Save Our Species Click on the pictures to learn more about these endangered
The Facts This
site gives information on many endangered animals: A picture of the animal, a
description of it, the continent and habitat it lives in and the cause of being
Endangered for Kids
Illustrations of endangered animals that you can color for the booklet.
After the students finish their investigations they will pin flags on the bulletin
board to show where in the world you can find endangered species. They may add a
small picture of the species on the map.
7. The student will write an expository paragraph explaining what they can do to
help endangered species.
8. Activity# 2 Help the animals. Make a bird feeder.
1. Invite a
local National Park game warden or local environmentalist that can speak to the
class about local endangered species and inform the students ways that they can
help. Click here to get a list of Ecological
Organizations to get information on who can visit the classroom.
Go to this website and send an endangered species card to a friend or Epal. Tell them
what you want to do to help endangered species. Blue
Mountain Cards on Endangered Species
student will visit this site Clipart
for Kids and create an endangered species word puzzle using the names of animals that are
1. The student will explain and describe student-created Endangered Species booklet describing and explaining five endangered species. Rubric
2. Questionnaire on Slide Show.
3. Locating a place on the map. Teacher Observation.
4. Expository essay explaining what the student can do to help endangered species.