Through utilization of Missouri Conservation Department Project WILD lesson plans, a curriculum unit has been created. Topics covered: identify causes of extinction, study endangered species and why they are in decline, change their opinion of "scary" animals (spiders, snakes, etc.), research famous naturalists, and discuss the implications of selling rare animals.
Project-based learning with a choice board tic-tac-toe board options as a final, culminating project.
Could be used in regular classroom or with gifted and talented students.