Elephants, Never Forget
Elephants are the largest land animals on our planet, but size is just the beginning. This mighty species is also one of the world’s most intelligent, social and emotional animals. Yet its future is alarmingly fragile.
Elephants, Never Forget brings the world of elephants – from the African savannah to Asian rain forests – right into your classroom. The lessons and activities also encourage your students to examine and discuss the challenges that threaten the survival of one our most beloved species. There are also creative activities appropriate for younger students - and fun for older ones as well.
Program overview »
Includes standards charts for grades 3-8
Elementary teaching guide & lessons »
For younger readers
Middle school teaching guide & lessons »
For more advanced readers
Extra lessons »
Elephant adaptations & Eco-investigators
New! Ivory History Timeline »
This ivory history timeline and worksheet will show your students how elephants have been impacted by humans.
Big Trunks, Tiny Tales for K-2 »
Our elephants resources for your K-2 students includes science and reading lessons, a classroom poster, set of activity masters, and guide to extra activities
Elephants and artwork posters »
Features student artwork from 2010 Animal Action art contest
Ribbon craft template »
Guide for creating elephant “ribbons” with messages for elephant protection
Elephant educational crafts »
Ideal for younger students and informal educators
Elephant fun activities »
Fun facts, word search, matching game and more
Coloring booklet »
Coloring pages with fun facts for your youngest learners
Animal poster set »
Each with an inspirational quote
Close to Home »
This teacher's guide and poster show your students the connection between our habitats and those of animals.
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IFAW's Animal Action Education program is supported by:
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust
Wallace Genetic Foundation
...and participating educators worldwide!
In the past century, the number of elephants in the wild has declined by 50 per cent. Their disappearance could devastate ecosystems and have a lasting impact on the biodiversity of our planet. I hope this program will inspire and empower you to help protect elephants worldwide.”
– Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor & Activist
Based on the printed guide with bonus video, images, and text content, the World of Elephants Interactive poster is perfect for interactive white board lessons and extension activities.