When children learn about the individual nature of animals such as grizzly bears, they learn to care about their fate and also recognize the fragility of our ecosystems and the role humans play within it. This unit of study highlights the importance of grizzlies to our environment, provides students with a better understanding of the role they play in the ecosystem, and how we as citizens can help to keep bears (and our communities) safe.
The unit of study was designed to align with the BC curriculum, allowing for easy adoption by educators, and contains five 45 minute lessons, with accompanying teaching tools. An extension pack containing grizzly bear artefacts, trivia playing cards, and a size chart is available to borrow.
• All living things sense and respond to their environment (Science, Grade 4)
• The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people and communities of Canada (Social Studies, Grade 4)
• Thinking (creative/critical)
• Personal Awareness and Responsibility
• Social Responsibility
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