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Second graders read a book about jaguars.  In this reading comprehension lesson plan, 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.
Pupils 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. They also take pictures of different items in nature and create a collage.
Students view the works of Maya Stela and explore the animals used in the sculpture. In this lesson plan, 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. Students create jaguar headdresses.
In this jaguar worksheet, students read about jaguars and their special characteristics that allow them to survive. They use a picture of a jaguar, with illustrations, to answer questions. This one-page worksheet contains three questions.
In this earth science worksheet, students identify and explain the world's third-largest cat. They read the web provided about the jaguar and use it to help them answer the questions that follow on the bottom of the sheet.
In this artistic drawing worksheet, students view, discuss and analyze a drawing of a jaguar and then color the picture with appropriate colors.
In these reading skills worksheets, 5th graders complete the web about Jaguars using the Time for Kids article. Students answer 4 questions about the chart. Students then answer 10 questions about the jaguar article.
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.
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. Background information, images, and analysis notes are included.
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. Great pictures and a full two-day procedure make for a very nice lesson. 
Students 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.
For this jaguar coloring page, students examine a detailed picture of the endangered jaguar. Students color the picture and draw its natural habitat around it.
In this animal worksheet, students color the picture of the jaguar and they design their own picture. An extension could be to make a cut out.
First graders investigate how the environment affects animals. In this animal habitats lesson, 1st graders simulate how a watershed works and the effect a watershed might have on an animal's habitat. Through the use of books, students study four particular species of animals found in the rainforest habitat.
Second graders accurately measure the distances they and their classmates jump. They determine the mean, median and mode of specific jumps. They are required to have two measurements for each classmate, one for standing long jump and one for running long jump.
Students identify large predatory cats. In this tiger lesson, students rotate through centers based on  tigers, lions, and other big cats, they practice using the letter T, the number 5, rectangles, and the color orange.
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. Not all materials mentioned are attached here. 
Third graders are introduced to the use of glyphs and relief carving by Mesoamerican cultures. They complete worksheets, view PowerPoint presentations, participate in a Webquest and create an original glyph carving in sandstone.
Learners practice recognizing and writing the letter J.  In this letter recognition lesson, students use lined paper with dotted letters J's to practice tracing and then writing alone. Learners also use a word search to search for all the letter J's in the puzzle.
Learners select and research an animal that lives in the rainforest of Manu, Peru. They watch and discuss a video, create masks and costumes to role-play various rainforest animals, conduct research, and write a short story of their selected animal.

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