National Wildlife Week (Giving Wings to Wildlife) Lesson is a great way to teach the fun filled week to your students. It is a great introduction to Earth Day Activities and environmental appreciation. This package includes answer key, multiple approaches to complete the lesson depending on the age of your students.
National Wildlife Week is always the week of Jack Miner’s birthday. Jack Miner or Wild Goose Jack as he is sometimes called, is a famous Canadian who is credited with mapping the movements of birds. With particular interest with Ducks, and Geese. This year the World Wildlife would like us to study all creatures that have wings!
As part of diversity and understanding of the people we share our planet with. I did a month by month study into different cultures around the world. To help with this unit I used the following book:
- Wild Goose Jack Biography
- Wild Goose Jack Documentary (available online)
- Any books about birds, bats, and insects & the appreciation of these critties
Each month on the day or as close as possible I would read the book or any other appropriate book and complete the follow up paper. We then would put the paper into our portfolio. Also I used these events as part of the timeline in my room in which any and all important events were added. At times even pictures where available were placed on the time line.
Be sure to check out National Wildlife Week online for further resources.