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Middle schoolers explore the concept and implications of extinction using the example of the Passenger Pigeon, once an extremely abundant species that was completely eliminated by humans.
Second graders explore information about carrier pigeons and other means of communication. They describe different types of communication and transportation and identify their advantages and disadvantages They develop a Communication Study Sheet to compile their research material.
In this pigeon hole principle learning exercise, students solve word problems based on the pigeon hole principle. Students complete 5 word problems total.
In this Pigeon Hole Principle activity, students solve 3 problems using the principle. Students are given hints on page 2. Answers are included on page 3.
Students listen to the story, Amelia the Pigeon, predicting Amelia's story and creating their own stories of Amelia's flight using pictures of New York City. They build views of their neighborhood by pulling together drawings from the class.
Students research the History of Pigeon Creek (or any watershed in your area). In this environmental science instructional activity, students conduct field tests such as pH and nitrates. They collect data and compare what they collected with other groups.
Students have a class discussion about appropriate behaviors and manners.  In this manner lesson, students read the book entitled Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and discuss the events within the book.  Students recognize the manners and appropriate behaviors the pigeon should have exhibited.  Students also get a chance to learn how to draw the pigeon character in the book. 
Students watch videos about city birds and complete compare and contrast activities to decipher the types of birds. In this bird study lesson, students view videos about city pigeons and parrots. Students then complete a t-chart activity and Venn diagram to distinguish the types of birds.
Students explore the idea of aerial photography through the story of Amelia the Pigeon. They view an actual aerial photograph of their school or home, and then write a story describing what Amelia would see if she flew over their school or house.
Students examine Passenger Pigeons and why they are now extinct. Through a class discussion, students discover the need to help endangered animals. They consider activities to become involved in assisting animals. Students write a poem or short story explaining how the "last" animal might feel.
First graders examine the items that Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge took to Miss Nancy that are inside a decorated shoebox. They read THE MAGIC BOX from CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS and talk about those memories they could put into the box.
Students read the book, Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and talk about the things they the students do when they stay up late.  In this story book lesson, students can work on rhyming words using several different poems styles. 
Students explore and illustrate places around their home from a bird's eye view. They engage in a Internet activity to get a birds eye view.
Students examine a satellite image of New York City to follow Amelia the Pigeon's adventures. They measure the distances between places on a blackline map to measure and compute how far Amelia travels. They compare the difference between maps and satellite images.
In this vocabulary activity worksheet, students complete 3 activities that help them learn to spell and use the given vocabulary words. Students write a travel log using the words.
in this pigeon study worksheet, students "find pigeons to investigate," then complete activities, answering questions about where the pigeons were found, how many, what they look like, observing behaviors and writing questions they may have. 
Students' explore and illustrate places around their home. They build view of their neighborhood by pulling together drawings from the class/group. Using pictures of New York City, students predict Amelia's story and create their own story of Amelia's flight.
In this science and visual discrimination worksheet, pupils spot the 5 differences between two nearly identical pictures of rock pigeons.
Students identify the components of effective persuasive presentations and write a rubric. In this persuasion lesson, students score video segments based on the rubric that they construct.
Who is Mo Willems? Explore the author with your class. Learners read books written by Willems, compare and contrast the characters therein, and make predictions about what will happen. Finish off this author study by having small groups produce puppet shows based on the stories. Bring art into literature with this fun activity. 

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