This Zoo-Goers Ready to Greet Baby Panda lesson plan also includes:
The Smithsonian's National Zoo, also known as the Washington Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Youngsters read and discuss a news article about Tai Shan, baby panda that was one of the zoos most famous residents. They also analyze a map of Asia, listen to a retelling of a Chinese folktale, complete an online panda puzzle, and write a journal entry.
- Have class members check in on Tai Shan today with a video by The Washington Post
- Although the article, published in 2005, is dated the activities are sure to engage learners
- Tai Shan was returned to China on February 4, 2010
- The resource includes an anticipation guide, vocabulary list, interesting facts, a comprehension check, and follow-up activities