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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.

Animal 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.

AskERIC 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.....

Endangered Species
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 related resources.

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 Industry Museum.

Endangered Species Lesson Plans
Three lesson plans for grade 3 teachers on the Manatee, Grizzly Bear, and Sea Otter.

Endangered 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: small print.

ES 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.

Learning 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.

National Wildlife Federation
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.
  • Keep 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.
  • Endangered 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 kids.
  • WWF 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.

SchoolWorld's 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.

Vanishing Species
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."

The Watch List: America's Birds are in Trouble
A list of birds in decline or in danger from the National Audubon Society.

World Conservation Monitoring Center: Conservation Databases
The WCMC provides information on the conservation and sustainable use of the world's living resources.

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