At-Risk Species

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There are currently thousands of species around the world whose survival is in serious danger. This lesson plan allows young conservationists to explore this global issue by classifying at-risk animals by the various factors threatening their existence. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include this lesson in a life science unit on endangered species
  • To start the lesson, have students brainstorm a list of endangered animals with a partner or small group before creating a class list
  • Extend the lesson by having students work in small groups creating action plans for preserving an endangered species of their choosing

  • An endangered species worksheet and set of picture cards are included for use during the lesson
  • Offers a list of modifications for teaching this lesson with younger students
  • Provides teachers with the necessary background information
  • Includes activities that extend learning about endangered species

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