Subject:

Animals

Thematic Scenario:

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students recognize the interdependence of the animals with the culture studied and in the world.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Topic specific vocabulary
Needed Internet use skills
Historical background information
Geographical background information
Research techniques
Comparison techniques

Strategies:

Internet:
Students search the Internet to obtain information about an animal from the target culture including characteristics, food, habitats, endangerment, etc.
Individual:
Students create an animal mime.
Students compose an animal song.
Students write a report on an animal from the target culture.
Cooperative Learning:
Students work in groups to analyze a public service ad on saving an endangered animal from the target culture.
Student groups plan a "Hunter In Pursuit" skit.

Assessments:

Oral Presentations:
Students create an animal mime for classmates to guess.
Students compose and perform a song about an animal.
Students plan and present a "Hunter In Pursuit" skit.
Written Project:
Students write a report about an animal from the selected culture.

Resources:

Internet
Library resources
Target culture government publications
Field trips to the zoo and/or wild safari