Sending lots of respect to all the teachers on #worldteachersday!
We are frequently approached by Schools and Colleges to talk about wild tigers and conservation.
We’d like to share a lesson plan with you that we thought was fabulously executed by Mossford Green Primary for students in years 3 & 4, during Winter ’16 Term.
They have used tigers as their cross curricular topic for the Autumn Term.
Activity 1 (Fun welcome back to school)
The children returned to school to find their classrooms had been vandalised and that bones had been scattered throughout.
Initial investigations led the children to believe that an urban fox had caused the damage, however they soon discovered it was the work of a much more exotic creature…a tiger cub!
Activity 2 (Geography / Art)
The children were then tasked with building a suitable habitat for their new stripy classmate.
This is a great opportunity to look at the types of habitat that wild tigers live in and a fabulous collaborative art project.
Amur tigers (in the cold and snowy Russian Far East)
Bengal / Indian tigers that live in a variety of habitat including marshy Sunderbans of Bangladesh and the scorched forest reserves in India
Sumatran, Malaysian & Indo Chinese in lush rainforest.
Activity 3 (Biology / Science / Geography)
Both year groups were then invited to attend a talk in the school hall to learn about tigers in greater detail. 21st Century Tiger offer age appropriate ‘Tiger Talks’ which we always endeavour to match with learning objectives set by the school.
For primary students, we can talk about:
- the different subspecies of tiger and their habitats
- Prey; what they eat and how they eat it
- We look at the threats that face tigers, but focus on the solutions that will save them
- Practical solutions and ways that they can give wild tigers a future.
At Secondary and College level, we still cover this basic information, however, we focus more on the threats and conservation work that alleviates them. If you work in Education and are interested in having one of our experts speak at your school please do get in contact.