Jaguar Teacher Resources
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A Headdress of My Own
Students view the works of Maya Stela and explore the animals used in the sculpture. In this lesson, students act as animals and explorers searching for animals. Students recall details of the sculpture. Students role play being jungle explorers and search for the jaguar and quetzal bird as well as other animals.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Jaguars: Amazing Animals
Second graders read a book about jaguars. In this reading comprehension lesson, 2nd graders preview a book about jaguars, define the word carnivores, read about jaguars, discuss what they learned, and make a T chart of interesting and important facts learned about jaguars.
2nd English Language Arts
My Mini Book About …
This is one of several printable pages on which little life scientists can write out their research on an assigned animal. The highlighted page is for alligator research, but several other animal pages are included as other materials. Each page can be quarter-folded to make a small booklet.
1st - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Bringing Back the Sun: The Story of Jaguar Inspiring Student Stories
What on earth is that jar for? It was an ancient incense burner used by the Maya, that was inspired by the myth of the sun god. Young analysts hear the story of the Mayan sun god, analyze the story through the artistry in the jar, and then write a continuation of the ancient tale.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Struggle and Transformation: Jaguar & Adolescence
To break down complex themes, discuss a sense of self, and learn a bit about Mayan culture, learners start through art analysis. They analyze a Mayan incense burner, discuss themes, and then write a short story that includes themes from discussion.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Hos Do the Jaguar and Howler Monkeys in Belize Depend on Us?
First graders access the internet and use the sites provided to research Belize, and in particular, the Howler Monkey and Jaguar. Students participate in activities/centers utilizing the information they discovered.
1st Social Studies & History
Students read an article about how to protect jaguars in the southwest United States. Individually, they write an essay about their views on the decision to not make parts of certain states a refuge for the animal. In groups, they role play the role of a perservationist and interview one another about the item they would want to hold on to.
7th - 12th Science
Analyzing Literature via Literature Circles
Introduce literature circles with Roland Smith's novels. Your seventh graders will see the activity modeled as you read The Three Little Pigs together and apply the format to a Roland Smith novel of their choice. The lesson includes synopses of novels to pass out to your class, as well as a link to The Three Little Pigs.
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Pupils listen to a teacher led lecture on jaguars, their habitats, and how they became endangered. Using a specified web site, they choose an endangered animal to research. After gathering information, students participate in activities such as creating a pamphlet, choosing a cause, graphing the causes of endangerment, designing situation cards, and reading and writing poems.
K - 12th Science
Lesson Plan fo The Magic Eyes of Little Crab
Interested in a "how and why" story to read with young students? In this storytelling lesson, readers will discuss sea creatures, focusing on practicing new terminology through retelling the story. This resource provides a list of extensions that can be applied to social studies, science, language arts, art, and math.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
The Image of Stories-Maya Stela
Students explore filled and empty space in art. In this visual arts lesson plan, students view the Maya "Stela" and various picture books to explore the story within the art pieces. Students create their own stela that tells a story about a person they admire.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts