Keep Wild Animals Wild

Go wild with IFAW's new lesson plans on wildlife!

Keep Wild Animals Wild lesson plans, videos and worksheets provide everything educators need to introduce students to what makes wild animals wild, why wildlife trade is a big threat not just to animals and ecosystems, but to people too, and how to help keep wild animals wild.

The lesson plans are tailored to three instructional levels and meet common core objectives in geography, economics and life science:

  • students aged 5-7 (Grade K-2) will learn the differences between wild and domestic animals and how they can watch and appreciate wildlife responsibly,
  • students 8-10 (Grade 3-5) and 11-14 (Grade 6-8) will learn about wildlife trade, why it is relevant to them and why we need to protect wild animals from wildlife trade.

The education resources include a teaching guide with assessments, lesson plans with student worksheets, student magazines, classroom videos, a wall poster, and more.

Download free wild animal lesson plans today

 

Keep Wild Animals Wild Education Resources | Program Overview

Program Overview »
Teaching Guide, Learning Outcomes and Assessments

 

Keep Wild Animals Wild Education Resources | Student Magazine, Lesson Plans with Worksheets, and Video

Education Pack | Grades K-2 (Ages 5-7)
Lessons Plans & Student Worksheets »
Student Magazine »
Common core and national standards chart »
Video | Chapter 1 on Vimeo » or YouTube »

 

Keep Wild Animals Wild Education Resources | Student Magazine, Lesson Plans with Worksheets, and Video

Education Pack | Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10)
Lessons Plans & Student Worksheets »
Student Magazine »
Common core and national standards chart »
Video | Chapters 1-2 on Vimeo » or YouTube »

 

Keep Wild Animals Wild Education Resources | Student Magazine, Lesson Plans with Worksheets, and Video

Education Pack | Grades 6-8 (Ages 11-14)
Lessons Plans & Student Worksheets »
Student Magazine »
Common core and national standards chart »
Video | Chapters 1-3 on Vimeo » or YouTube »

 

Keep Wild Animals Wild Education Resources | Classroom Poster

Classroom Poster »

 

Keep Wild Animals Wild Education Resources | Interactive Activities

Online Interactive Activities »
To support, supplement, and apply learning...

 

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IFAW's Animal Action Education program is supported by:

Disney Conservation Fund
Foundation M
Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust
Wallace Genetic Foundation

...and participating educators worldwide!

 

Keep Wild Animals Wild Video

The classroom video is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the education pack and is divided into age appropriate chapters. Watch the video online now for:

Ages 5-7 (Chapter 1)
Vimeo » | YouTube »

Ages 8-10 (Chapters 1-2)
Vimeo » | YouTube »

Ages 11-14 (All Chapters)
Vimeo » | YouTube »

Keep Wild Animals Wild Classroom Poster

This coloring sheet comes from artist and friend of IFAW, Bria, one of the winners from the 2014-2015 Art & Essay Contest and the force behind Faces of the Endangered. Thanks for sharing, Bria!

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