Endangered Species--It's Not Too Late

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Science
Arts Education
Mathematics
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

What does it mean to be a good steward of the earth?

 

Photo Credit:  Douc Langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) by Valerie is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Learners become aware of the factors that lead to endangered species and explore how people can become good stewards of the environment.

Service Experience 
Learners raise money to adopt an endangered species from WWF (World Wildlife Fund) by creating and selling bookmarks. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Endangered Species--It's Not Too Late
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
3
4
5

The purpose of this lesson is to give each learner an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of an endangered species (animal) of their own choosing.  Each learner will "adopt" an endangered animal to research. They will then write and illustrate a non-fiction text, based on their research, designed to educate others about their selection and what could be done to prevent the extinction of their selected species.