What is Gray Wolves, Gray Matter?
Gray Wolves, Gray Matter is a teaching tool that helps educators achieve a wide variety of science, social studies, and language arts learning objectives through the captivating and controversial subject of wolves.
Twenty seven fun and educational activities center on wolf management, illuminating such complex topics as depredation (the killing or harming of livestock and domestic animals), shrinking wild lands, stakeholder interests, wildlife management practices, reintroduction and the development of wolf management plans. Interactive, interdisciplinary teaching methods make these activities exciting for both teachers and students. Each lesson plan is easy to implement with thorough background information and reproducible pages.
- Developed for use in grades 4 – 12, but readily adaptable for adults.
- Several student learning assessment tools are provided.
- Lessons cover science, social studies, language arts, math, economics, and geography.
- Content was reviewed by wolf authorities L. David Mech, Senior Scientist with the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey and Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota, and Ed Bangs, retired Western Gray Wolf Recovery Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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