Integrate Social Studies, Language Arts and Science with this Black and Grizzly Bear Research Project.
Learn about what makes a region and where black and grizzly bears distribution is in Alberta.
Observing the bears in Alaska online (or trips to the zoo), discover the behavioural patterns of the bears and how they spend their days. Learn observational skills with timed observations and scientific sketching.
Mini-lessons for researching and writing include:
Using Text Features
Using Text Structures
Non-Fiction Transition Words
Using the graphic organizers for researching, writing "jot notes", citing sources and bear themed writing pages, choose the type of bear students want to research and write an amazing research report on black or grizzly bears.
Student Examples of Research Book are included. Students published their research on iBooks and printed their completed projects.
"Felted Bear" Art Project pictures shown (specific art lesson NOT included as students used needle felting technique to create their individual bears)
Bear Observation and Research pages can be used for any research on black or grizzly bears anywhere, not just in Alberta. You can omit the "Alberta" page(page 7) while printing.
Please note: A few of the Mini-lesson pages are included in the "Personal Writer's Toolkit" in our store. There are MANY more tools for writing across the curriculum in the "Personal Writer's Toolkit" for students.