The Condor’s Shadow by David S. Wilcove is an excellent literary book that can enhance your environmental class bringing in information about the loss and recovery of wildlife in America. This book allows the student to discover evidence that has caused historical events. Wilcove provides a picture of human actions that have cause catastrophic effects on the environments across the United States. The results are real and the outcome is what we are facing today.
This lesson plan provides student worksheets and project sheets on every chapter. I bundle this all together in a folder with prongs so that students can continue adding information as they go through the chapters. I have included a skeleton of a rubric so that you can add the amount of points you choose for the final evaluation of material. I have also included a test with an answer key.
I love bringing other literary sources into my classroom content. This is an excellent book for students that are 11th or 12th graders. It provides insight on topics that are discussed in an environmental class, as well as in a history class. The balance between the actions of humans and the environment is one that is difficult to keep level. This book provides a look at the unbalance that has been done to wildlife and habitats since the Ice Age. Every square mile of earth has been altered by humans. If students are aware of what has taken place in the past, they might be able to turn things around for the future.