As of May 2016 every episode of Man vs. Wild is available for purchase via YouTube for $1.99 each. This makes it ideal and easy access for emergency substitute plans.
A 25-question worksheet to accompany this video where host Bear Grylls works his way through the Sahara Desert and the Atlantic coastline region of Africa. This is an excellent video for science or social studies classes in grades 6-12.
Episode summary: Bear Grylls crosses the Sahara Desert to the North Africa coast, where he searches the wreck of an ocean vessel, catches an octopus, fashions a shelter out of acacia trees and dines on moths and locusts.
Questions on the assignment go in order and will help students remain focused on key science topics.
The worksheet is given as a MS-Word document which will allow easy modifying to fit your class.
*The video needed for viewing can be purchased through a variety of sellers both as physical media or through streaming viewing (including Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and Discovery).