Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Bye, Bye Birdie

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Several class periods

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Science

TOPICS: Biodiversity/Habitat, Interdependence in Nature

Resource Overview

Students determine a list of criteria to use when deciding the fate of endangered species, then conduct research on a specific species and create a presentation justifying its protection.

Students will be able to:
  • Develop and apply a list of criteria that can be used to make decisions about protecting endangered species.
  • Conduct research on an endangered species and effectively communicate to classmates its importance and why it should be saved.
Kirtland's Warbler, one of the possible endangered species for students to examine.

Features of This Resource

  • Great for APES Biodiversity unit
  • Students include multimedia and visual displays to communicate their research
  • Students practice developing and responding to questions among peers
  • Students acknowledge new information from others and modify, or justify, their own views

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