How Wolves Changed Rivers Video (Earth Science (Erosion) (Saratoga Springs…
How Wolves Changed Rivers Video
cause and effect analysis of video/transcript
Earth Science (Erosion)
Saratoga Springs Mudslide Connection (post fire)
Could lead to erosion project where students actually create an environment that demonstrates how plants can prevent erosion.
Wolf Structural and Behavior Traits/Adapation Analysis
Articles in guided reading
Determining Importance and Summarizing
Created Posters with Summaries, Illustrations, Diagrams
Note Taking Gallery Walk Using Graphic Organizer
Informative Essay in Utah Compose on Wolves
Some of the articles point out stereotypes and false assumptions of ranchers and farmers who fear the reintroduction of wolves in other areas.
Could lead to opinion piece on whether they should be reintroduced
It includes data that could be analyzed and used as evidece
History of Wolves (Westward Movement)
There is a clip in the Railroad section of Ken Burns "The West" showing the hunting to near extinction, piles of wolf furs
Students wanted a pet wolf
Led to analyzing the DNA, physical, and behavioral differences between dogs and wolves
NOVA Dogs Decoded had a lot of great clips to show why this didn't work
Brought in dogs and looked at the differences between dogs and wolves using a chart.
Sketched one of the dogs, labeling the body parts that demonstrated it wasn't a wolf (physical traits of a dog)