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30 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Reading or Language Arts

This explanatory and persuasive writing exercise gives students a fun way to develop their own sense of empowerment by learning how to advocate for an issue they care about—protecting tigers. Students will learn about tigers, their importance, and the threats they face. Using this information, students will compose a letter to a friend or family member about why protecting tigers is important and what they can do to help tigers survive.

20 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Physical Education, Science

This tiger-themed twist on a classic game will allow students to understand how poorly managed or illegal deforestation affects tigers around the world. The more trees (chairs) you eliminate, the fewer tigers are able to find a safe place to stay.

45 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Social Studies

One important way humans can help protect tigers is by protecting their forest habitat. In this discovery and data collection exercise, students uncover the immense number of products humans use that come from forests. Students will also learn to recognize the FSC® logo, and understand the importance of supporting products that come from responsibly managed forests.

45 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Science

In this hands-on science activity, students participate in a fun engineering challenge to learn about the problems forest ecosystems are faced with when they lose one of their star players—the tiger. By using team-building skills and inquiry-based techniques, students will gain insight into the interconnectivity of
natural systems.

30 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Arts

This craft activity allows students to celebrate their artistic and creative individuality while learning about tigers’ physical characteristics. Students learn fun tiger facts—including how each tiger has its own unique stripe pattern—and then each student designs a unique tiger mask, ultimately learning a lesson about how we can all be proud of our unique “designs.”

0 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Environmental Education

The tiger resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about tigers and their habitats. The guide provides fun tiger facts, why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help tigers and the forests where they live, and what kids can do. It also includes a fun tiger word puzzle and comic book reading activity to do with your students.

30 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Reading or Language Arts

In this exercise students get to express their imagination and use their creative writing skills by putting themselves in a tiger’s world. Students will read facts about tigers and use the information to compose a descriptive journal entry from the tiger’s point of view. If technology is available, at the completion of the writing prompt, students can further visualize their stories by using the WWF Together app to see through a tiger’s eyes and compare their visual acuity with that of a tiger.

What is a green school?
15 minutes
5

Kindergarten / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Career and Technical Education (CTE), Environmental Education, Professional Learning

This lesson page provides free resources for you, the teacher, to advance your own knowledge of sustainability and green building, and support your teaching.

This page is a great starting point for new sustainability teachers or a resource for experienced teachers. It will provide you with some background information to help you understand the impact of green schools and prepare you to start to take actions at your own school.

All the materials are available for free download in the “Prepare” tab below. For additional information about each resource, check out the “Teach” tab.

We’ve broken them down by:
- Green Schools Profiles and Case Studies
- Reports and Guides
- LEED Resources
- Pedagogy
- Videos

And check out additional resources in the Extend tab to expand your school's sustainability initiatives. We've called out reports to share with your legislators to drive green school initiatives as well as training to share with your facility staff.

The materials in this lesson are designed to support teachers, not implement as instruction in your classroom. But feel free to share materials with your students, colleagues, or community!

When you are ready, dive into the Learning Lab lessons. Looking for a place to start? Check out Every School Can Be A Green School: Getting Started Checklists. Or search the catalog by grade level, subject and theme.