Download free lesson plans about wildlife in Ontario for elementary students.
Love Earth, Love Wildlife Lesson Plans
Celebrate Earth Week by exploring how to keep wildlife safe from litter, window strikes, unsafe food, and vehicle strikes. Lessons include primary and junior/intermediate options that link to the Ontario curriculum in science, social studies, and math.
Lesson 1: Littering Woes
Lesson 2: Window Collisions
Lesson 3: To Feed or Not to Feed
Lesson 4: Road Crossing
Home Learning Lesson Plans
Primary (K-Grade 3)
Each lesson in our “Home Learning” series invites children to share their experiences, meet wild animals near their home, and practice being kind to all animals. Here are a few tips to best engage with the lessons:
Please supervise your young learners during the ‘Outdoor Exploration’ part of the lessons.
If children are unable to go outside for the ‘Outdoor Exploration’ component, invite them to look out a window to complete the activity as best they can or wait until they are able to go outside with supervision.
When children are invited to share “out loud” in a lesson, encourage them to speak in any language they wish.
Before printing these lesson plans and workbooks, consider ways of reducing paper use to better care for our environment. For example, double-sided printing, printing on scrap paper, or keeping the resources digital!
Wildlife-at-Risk Lesson Plans Junior/Intermediate (Grade 6-8)
Each lesson in our “Wildlife-at-Risk” series invites students in Grades 6-8 to look deeply into their relationship with all beings, in both the human and more-than human world. Each lesson plan is paired with a video available on YouTube as well as a workbook for students to fill out. Lessons connect with science, social studies, geography, and media literacy curricula in Ontario, and can be completed at home or in the classroom. Before printing these lesson plans and workbooks, consider ways of reducing paper use to better care for our environment. For example, double-sided printing, printing on scrap paper, or keeping the resources digital!
Lesson 1: Caring for Habitats
Lesson 2: Turtle Advocacy
Lesson 3: Stories of Snakes
Lesson 4: Birds-eye Views
Lesson 5: Taking Action
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