Endangered Species Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of endangered species. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
Information on Rare, Endangered and Threatened Mammals
- In this regularly updated site, you can search for rare and endangered species
by species group or individually. For each species, detailed information is
included including a profile, status and trends, countries where it is currently
found and threats/reasons for decline.
Lesson Plans: Animals
- The above link is to AskEric's Animal Lessons home page if you wish to browse/search
their site yourself. Or, use the links below to go directly to some lesson
plans specifically about endangered species.
EE-Link: Endangered Species
- EE-Link has an extensive set of resources including lists of endangered
species, fact sheets and news releases,images of endangered species and their
natural history, educational materials (curricula, lesson plans and projects),
and much more.....
- Descriptions of some of the Canadian species at risk by a researcher at
the CBC4Kids site. Articles are written with kids in mind and have links to
Endangered Species in Endangered Spaces
- This internet exhibit provides information on some of the rare and endangered
plants and animals in the Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia. Included
as well are lesson plans to support the BC Science K to 7 Integrated Resource
Package 1995. The partners in this project are Industry Canada, Royal British
Columbia Museum, Okangan University College and the British Columbia Orchard
Endangered Species Lesson Plans
- Three lesson plans for grade 3 teachers on the Manatee, Grizzly Bear, and
Species of the Next Millenium
- Key sections of this ThinkQuest site are their 75+ profiles of endangered
animals, their description of the causes of endangerment, and the explanation
of the current situation worldwide. See also their Media Gallery. Caution:
2000: Endangered Species of the Next Millenium
- A 1999 ThinkQuest entry, this comprehensive Web site describes what an
endangered species is, why they are endangered, and how we can save them.
There are also species profiles, a media gallery and an interactive story.
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
- This lesson is intended for grades 4-10 and integrates Internet resources
within it. Select "Science" and then "Ecology" on the Encarta Lesson Collection
pages to find it.
Space (LS): Endangered Species Research Lessons
- One of the ways to integrate the Internet into your classroom is by using
it as a source of current curricular information. Having students conduct
research on the WWW is an effective and relevant learning activity but teachers
may feel at a loss as to what kind of questions students should be given to
research. This site contains three research lessons which pose motivating,
genuine problems or open-ended real life problems whose solutions and answers
are not easily found.
- This link is to the National Wildlife Federation's home page. You can browse
through the site from here, or use the links below to go to areas of the site
specifically focused on endangered species.
the Wild Alive Visit a virtual library to find information on Habitat
Conservation Plans, individual species' lifecycles and migration patterns,
and more. Read regularly updated articles on endangered species, and use
the species navigator to find information on specific species.
Species Tour This Ranger Rick's Kid zone cool tour gives an overview
to the topic of endangered species and includes activities and games for
Canada The World Wildlife Fund of Canada (WWF) provides resources
such as a complete list of Canada's Endangered Species and other Wildlife
at Risk, fact sheets for many Canadian, and some international, species,
articles and a link to the world's list of species at risk.
Endangered Species Project
- Participating schools post student's reports on endangered species to the
Website, which are categorized and available for viewing by the public.
- There are five units in this Vanishing Species curriculum. Student objectives
include: to describe how humans change the environment; to appreciate the
diversity and complexity of plants; to identify and describe specific adaptations;
to discuss the importance of water to life; and to explain what is meant by
the "web of life."
Watch List: America's Birds are in Trouble
- A list of birds in decline or in danger from the National Audubon Society.
Conservation Monitoring Center: Conservation Databases
- The WCMC provides information on the conservation and sustainable use of
the world's living resources.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Endangered Species. For other resources in Social Studies (Environment) (e.g., curricular content, lesson plans, and theme pages), click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.