Cannibalism in the Animal Kingdom

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Many consider cannibalism to be the last resort before starvation. During an engaging video, scholars gain knowledge of cannibalism in the animal kingdom. It addresses common misconceptions and recently discovered patterns before pupils answer questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Before sharing the video, ask pupils if cannibalism is wrong and how common they think it is in the animal kingdom
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a free TED-Ed account
  • Consider the maturity of students, as it discusses mating related cannibalism with animated images
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Links to video hints when scholars answer the question incorrectly
  • Compares and contrasts the behavior of various animals
  • Includes closed captioning in seven languages
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