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Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do elephants and plankton have in common? They both rely on the sun for the energy required to live. The resources in this high school science collection explore the flow of energy through ecosystems and the interdependent...
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Student Version - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do elephants and plankton have in common? They both rely on the sun for the energy required to live. The resources in this high school science collection explore the flow of energy through ecosystems and the interdependent...
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Zoo Printables Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Teach your class about zoo animals with the help of ABCmouse! This set of printables includes word searches, coloring pages, and more. Access these and thousands of other resources for preschool through 2nd grade at...
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The Family Structure of Elephants

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Elephant family relationships are a lot like ours. They cooperate in child rearing, have social structure, and practice coming-of-age events. Supported by fabulous photography, an elephant biologist shares 20 years of study with the...
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The Great Elephant Census Modeling Activity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
They say elephants never forget—and your class won't forget an insightful modeling activity either! Junior zoologists take part in a mock elephant census using the sample count and total count methods. The included materials provide...
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The Elephant’s Child

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it gave the elephant a very useful nose! Listen to a retelling of Rudyard Kipling's "The Elephant's Child" that explains how the elephant's long nose came to be—and what a hungry crocodile had to do...
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Elephant Ears-African Or Asian

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students investigate the concept of African and Asian elephants. They conduct research while comparing and contrasting the two different types of elephants. The lesson plan has some background information for the teacher to use. Students...
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Elephant Procession

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners research the people, customs, and traditions of Sri Lanka. They discover the importance of elephants in Sri Lankan history in the areas of warfare, field work, and transportation. They then produce a highly ornate picture of an...
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"Weighing the Elephant"

For Teachers K - 12th
Can your class solve the problem presented in the Chinese folktale, "Weighing the Elephant?" Read your class the description before having them attempt to solve the problem. After they've come up with an answer (or attempted to!), finish...
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Why Elephants Never Forget

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
They say elephants never forget, but why exactly is that? Find out with this enlightening video as it explains the neuroscience behind the amazing intelligence of these giant mammals.
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"Shooting An Elephant": George Orwell's Essay on His Life in Burma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school readers examine George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" for examples of symbolism, metaphor, connotation, and irony. They analyze how these literary tools convey the writer's main point and contribute to the persuasive...
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Elephants

For Students 4th - 6th
For this elephant worksheet, students read the nature website information regarding elephants and answer the 10 true/false questions.
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Elephant Math

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this math/science worksheet, students answer 6 mathematical story problems. All the questions have to do with elephants, their diet, their weight, and their travel.
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Camelea: Like the Elephants

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Camelea loves the ocean air, breeze and beautiful things she sees on the beach. Her brother and mother both want her to swim in the ocean, but she doesn't want to get water in her nose. Follow along with the story to see how Camelea...
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Dugongs, Elephants, and Evolution

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars compare and contrast the physical appearance and adaptations of dugongs with those of elephants. Next, they consider the evolutionary relationship between these two animal species. They finish by writing paragraphs about...
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How African Elephants Beat the Heat in the Desert

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How many days can a desert elephant go without water? I think the answer may surprise you! Take a brief journey to an African desert to learn more about the elephant, its crucial role in desert life, and its innate ability to find water...
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Elephants

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research an elephant habit and present their findings to the class. In this elephant lesson plan, students also answer short answer questions about elephant characteristics and features.
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Africa: Elephant Adjectives Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this African elephant worksheet, students write six adjectives that describe the elephant in the center of the graphic organizer. Students use each of their adjectives in a sentence.
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CSI Wildlife

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can DNA fingerprinting prevent the extinction of elephants? Young scientists learn about DNA fingerprinting before applying their knowledge to case studies of elephant poaching. The first case requires them to match the DNA from a tusk...
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An Elephant's Life

For Students 3rd - 4th
Here is an interesting learning exercise that's all about elephants. In it, learners answer ten true-or-false questions about elephants, then respond to ten questions that come from a story about Daisy, the circus elephant. The questions...
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Worksheet 4. Reading: Pliny Describes Elephants

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read the passage titled Pliny Describes Elephants. They then answer the 7 multiple choice questions about the reading.
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Dugongs and Elephants-Cousins?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils read about and discuss the dugong's special adaptations to ocean life and they draw evolutionary trees showing dugongs and elephants. They finish by adding text to their trees describing dugong adaptations.
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My Elephant Counting Book (1 to 10)

For Students Pre-K - K
In this elephant counting book activity, students cut out, color and assemble a mini book with the numbers 1 to 10. Each page has a number and the corresponding pictures of elephants.
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Valentine's Day Elephant Coloring Page

For Students Pre-K - K
In this Valentine's Day worksheet, students color an elephant and hearts. They choose the colors to use and practice proper coloring techniques. This is a one-page coloring sheet.
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The Blind Men and the Elephant

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Sometimes it's necessary to view the whole picture before making a judgment about a small part. Read a short story about five blind men who try to identify an elephant by feeling different parts and coming to their own conclusions....
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The Blind Men and the Elephant

For Students 7th - 8th
After reading "The Blind Men and the Elephant" class members respond to a series of text-based questions and then discuss their answers with the whole class.
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Where is Shirley the Elephant?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young animal lovers engage in a lesson that's all about elephants. They access an elephant sanctuary website and read a story about Shirley the elephant. They perform a series of activities based upon that story, and also study about the...
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The Blind Men and the Elephant

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students listen to the folktale, 'The Blind Men and the Elephant,' and examine the significance of perspective. They listen to and discuss the story, answer discussion questions, and apply the moral of the folktale to real-life situations.
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Footprints: Take a Step into Estimation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Compare sizes of student footprints with those of elephants and sauropod dinosaurs! Upper graders make estimations of the areas of irregular shapes; students use grids to make and explain estimates within low and high ranges.
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Elephants

For Students 5th - 6th
In this animal research worksheet, students read 3 paragraphs about elephant facts. Students then research and find topics about elephants. Students write an essay.
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Color Me: The Elephant

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Join the herd! Teach your young Spanish language learners the Spanish word for elephant, and have them color the picture provided. You could also introduce other basic Spanish vocabulary like sol, tierra, and agua. 
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How Different Authors Treat Similar Themes - Elephants of Africa

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students watch videos about similar themes presented by two different authors about elephants and their relationship with humans. In this theme analysis lesson, students watch video segments, visit the given websites, and complete...
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Ant and Elephant

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Have you ever wondered how many ants make up an elephant? Inquisitive minds will be amazed as they use scientific notation to compute and compare the mass of an elephant to an ant. Have participants make guesses and see how close they...
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Living with Sumatran Elephants

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Explore the role of the Sumatran elephant in its environment. Through research, learners discover the importance of the elephants on the ecosystem. Using Google maps, they identify additional species on the island and use their research...
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"Shooting an Elephant"

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Study selected vocabulary terms in George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant." A chart includes five selections, and learners must record the connotative and denotative meaning for each. A great look at using the context to define vocabulary...
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The Right Number of Elephants

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
How can you tell if a number of items is reasonable? Combine math and language arts with a fun lesson based on Jeff Shepard's The Right Number of Elephants. After reading the book, kids discuss amounts of other items and create minibooks...
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African Elephants

For Students 4th - 5th
In this elephant instructional activity, students read several factual paragraphs about African elephants. Students then answer several questions about the animals.
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African Elephant Overpopulation Problem

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the problem of elephant overpopulation. They identify the components of the watering hole as found in Addo Elephant National Park. They also pretend to be part of the environment and act out the part in a class drama...
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Endangered Mammals: African and Asian Elephants

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of endangered mammals. In this elephants lesson, students research Internet resources regarding African and Asian elephants.
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Picture Scramble: African Elephant, Savanna Baboon, Dik-dik

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this science and visual discrimination worksheet, students examine images of an African elephant, savanna baboon and dik-dik. Next to each picture is the same image which has been divided into 9 pieces and scrambled. Students place...
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Animals in the zoo

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this animals worksheet, young scholars fill in the blanks of missing information about a panda, elephant, and giraffe. Students fill in 12 blanks.
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Animal Survival

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Viewers of this PowerPoint are introduced to endangered and extinct animals. They discover why apes, elephants, pandas, polar bears, rhinoceri, and marine turtles are threatened. Finally, ways that humans have and can make a difference...
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The Magician's Elephant: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Fortunetellers and elephants may not have much in common, but both are prominently featured in Kate DiCamillo's novel The Magician's Elephant. Using the novel study, learners answer questions and complete worksheets on figurative...
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Words Matter: Diction and Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"

For Teachers 10th Standards
Watch your tone! Scholars analyze how diction in George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant contributes to the tone of the text. Readers watch a video, participate in a word splash, and work through a PowerPoint lesson to help them determine...
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Can Elephants Paint: high frequency and spelling words

For Students 1st
In this language arts activity, 1st graders read the story Can Elephants Paint? and then complete language arts activities. Students write spelling and high frequency words, fill in the blanks to sentences, answer short answer questions,...
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Elephant Names

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this clues worksheet, learners follow the clues to find the elephants names based on their positions and the shapes they are tagged with. Students find 5 animals names.
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The Baby Elephant Walk

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students use the song Baby Elephant Walk to practice following a steady beat. In this coordinated movement lesson, students discuss baby elephants and their movements. Students listen to the song 'Baby Elephant Walk' and follow the...
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2 Elephants

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
In this number 2 worksheet, students look at the 2 different sized elephants, trace the number 2 three times and the word two twice and then print each one 5 times on their own.
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Setting in "Hills Like White Elephants"

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Continue your study of the short story with the next lesson in this fourteen-lesson series. After wrapping up a study of "Hills Like White Elephants" through a quiz and discussion of the setting, learners are introduced to the final...
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King of the Jungle

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this reading for information worksheet, students read a text with information about Asian and African elephants. Students complete 2 pages of exercises about the text including matching words with meanings and labeling a jungle drawing,
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Survey Methods

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How many African elephants are on earth? How do scientists answer a question like that? An interactive resource explains a variety of survey methods and their advantages and disadvantages. It connects the need for a survey to...
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Elephant Earth Adventures . . .

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension about African elephants worksheet, students read factual passages about their physical characteristics, amazing facts, tusk uses, ears, trunk, skin, movement, food needs, extended families, and the active...
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Elephants

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore elephants.  In this elephant art lesson, students compare Asian and African elephants, and draw an elephant by following step by step instructions from the teacher.
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Elephants

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study elephants and the features they have that help to keep them cool.  In this elephants lesson students research a feature of the elephant. 
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Life as an Elephant

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this science worksheet, students answer four questions about elephants after studying a labeled diagram of this animal. Students answer questions about the tusk and trunk of an elephant. They tell which body part is used to find food...
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"Zigzag"

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Second and third graders explore point of view and read and discuss the book "Zigzag." They listen to the story "The Five Blind Men and the Elephant" and discuss point of view, identify the point of view of the main character Zigzag, and...
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The Elephant

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students listen to a story about helping others. In this citizenship lesson, students investigate a group of animals that do not want to help an ant. Students learn about elephants and sing songs about the elelphant in story.
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Baby Elephant Orphans Get New Home, Families

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars react to a series of statements about elephants, then read a news article about how workers at an elephant orphanage are working to return the animals to the wild. In the animal studies and current events instructional...
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Elephant Seals - Evolution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create posters or skits based on specific adaptive characteristics of elephant seals.
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Shooting of an Elephant

For Teachers 7th - 9th
George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" is the focus of this reading and writing lesson. After reading the essay, research the British control of Africa and Burma at the time the essay was written (1936). Additionally, pupils write a...
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ICT Activity 5 Modeling with Elmer

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are introduced to the 'Elmer' stories. They take Elmer to different places through their story writing and painting. Students are shown how to use some painting tools. They experience a 'virtual' visit from Elmer the Elephant....
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Elephant Mask Template

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this coloring worksheet, students color, cut and decorate an elephant mask. The mask may be used to allow students to act out a story with an elephant, discuss the characteristics of elephants, or to use for a party. Students practice...
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Look Who's Talking!

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Elephants communicate in ways that humans do not understand. However, scientists are discovering how to understand elephant noises in order to help them, and after reading a passage about this, third graders respond to five comprehension...
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Killing Fields

For Students 6th Standards
Poaching elephants for ivory has long been an illegal trade in Africa. Learners read about the activity and efforts to stop elephant poaching. Then, readers respond to six multiple choice and four short answer questions.
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What is It? Animals Song

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
What is it? It's a song about animals! Listen and watch while the singer reads and displays the lyrics and hand-drawn animations for a bird, dog, cow, and elephant. 
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Fearless Fables

For Students 1st - 4th
This literature-based worksheet presents pupils with the fable "The Lion and the Elephant Retold" by Ellen Baumwoll. No lesson is attached but the handout could be used as a resource to create Reader's Theater.
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Was it Fair for the Elephant's Child?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars use literature to explore ideas of justice. They discuss what makes something fair or unfair. They draw and explain cartoons that tell the story.
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"Shoot an Elephant"

For Students 7th - 9th
George Orwell’s belief that “when the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys” is illustrated by his essay “Shooting an Elephant.” Readers of the essay are asked to respond to literal-level questions and define...
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Everyone's an Elephant!

For Students Pre-K - 3rd
In this Horton Hears a Who activity instructional activity, students decorate the elephant ears with crayons and markers. Students cut the ears out, attach them to a band, and wear their Horton ears.
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Introduction to Ernest Hemingway

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is a white elephant, and what does it have to do with Ernest Hemingway? Study "Hills Like White Elephants" in-depth by following the procedures outlined in this lesson, the fifth in a series of fourteen. Learners start the day with...
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Genetic Drift

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Male northern elephant seals grow to be 13 feet in length and can weigh up to 4,500 pounds. In the video, scholars explore genetic drift in a population through a simulation. The instructor shows allele frequencies changing over time,...
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Princess and the Elephant

For Students Pre-K - K
Natalie Portman and Elmo put on a play and to show how to work together. They both want to be elephants so they work out a solution by changing the play. The video could be used as a way to discuss working out problems in the classroom,...
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Elephants

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this elephants worksheet, students read a 2 page article on the history of elephants, answer 3 questions with multiple choice answers, list the 3 reasons for animals becoming endangered and answer 6 statements as true or false.
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Elephants Like to

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars explore the needs of elephants. In this making connections lesson, students read about elephants and discuss what they need to survive. Young scholars answer comprehension questions and do fill in the blank writing practice.
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Elephant Connect the Dots

For Students K - 2nd
In this connect the dots worksheet, students start at the dot next to the number 1 and then connect the dots all the way up to the number 15 to complete the picture. When the picture is complete, it is an elephant.
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War of the Elephant

For Teachers K - 5th
An activity that will definitely test more than their ability to throw a ball or bean bag. Silent communication, keeping their eyes closed, and following directions will challenge these youngsters.
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Elephants

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this elephants interactive worksheet, students read short passages of information about elephants before answering 10 multiple choice questions. They check their answers and start again if needed.
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Learning European Geography

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover locations and countries in Europe by identifying them on a map.  In this European geography lesson, 6th graders read the book The Lost Little Elephant, with their class and discuss the geography referenced in the...
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Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research how animals adapt in different environments. In this animal adaptation lesson, 3rd graders simulate blubber by using household items. Students experience how an elephant seal stays warm in cold climates. Students...
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Elephant Watch: Evaluate Source/Evidence

For Students 6th - 9th
Evaluate sources with this activity. Learners read two pages full of journal entries and judge whether the information is reliable. they select details to help them determine whether they judge the information to be accurate. 
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My Mini Book About …

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
This is one of several printable pages on which little life scientists can write out their research on an assigned animal. The highlighted page is for alligator research, but several other animal pages are included as other materials....
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An Elephant Never Forgets

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners are introduced to the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. In this natural science lesson plan, students identify the elephants by name according to the diagrams. Learners study the unique characteristics of the...
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The Elephant

For Students Pre-K - 6th
In this English worksheet, students read about elephants. Students read a short passage about elephants and answer questions about what they read. They complete sentences with multiple choice and answer true or false statements.
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Elephant Shapebook

For Students 2nd
In this elephant worksheet, students write about elephants by telling what they eat, where they live and what they look like. Students create a book after writing their stories on the forms given.
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Thinking About Elephants!

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this division worksheet, students solve a division word problem about elephants. Students have a work space to show their work in pictures, words, and/or numbers.
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Trace and Color: Elephant

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this animal-themed coloring activity, learners color the picture of an elephant and then practice printing the word elephant by tracing the dotted lines.
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Reading Comprehension: Pliny Describes Elephants

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a passage titled Pliny Describes Elephants, then answer 7 multiple choice comprehension questions.
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Six Elephants

For Students K - 1st
In this counting practice worksheet, students count the 6 elephants and then color them. Students read the number 6 and the words 'six elephants.'
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Two Elephants

For Students 1st
For this counting practice worksheet, 1st graders count the 2 elephants and then color them. Students read the number 2 and the words 'two elephants.'
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Hiccups for Elephant

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore animal lifestyles by reading a book about elephants. In this fiction analysis lesson, students read the story Hiccups for Elephant and examine the obstacles the main character must overcome. Students explore animal...
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Making Shapely Elephants

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this making shapely elephants worksheet, students read how to draw an elephant in a step by step explanation with pictures, and how to make an elephant out of clay, with directions for creating and baking it.
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Jungle Motif Elephant Cards

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this jungle elephant learning exercise, there are three identical cards, each with the picture of an elephant, and a short space for writing a word.
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An Elephant Never Forgets (Alphabet Letter Cards)

For Students Pre-K - K
In this elephant alphabet worksheet, students color and cut out 52 cards- each with one upper or lowercase alphabet letter. The cards may be matched or used for any purpose.
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E Is For Elephant

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this letter e instructional activity, students learn to form upper and lower case Zaner-Bloser letter e. Students trace examples of the letters and then print them on the practice line. Students color a picture of an elephant.
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Can a Mouse Lift an Elephant?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Read Just a Little Bit, by Ann Tompert as an introduction to levers. Discuss playground seesaws and then turn learners loose to experiment with the placement of a fulcrum. Their goal is to determine where to place it in order to lift ten...
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Sato and the Elephants

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars write a persuasive letter to the government of an African country that has elephants as a resource. Students research and debate the pros and cons of ivory use. Young scholars identify the value of ivory products versus...
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E Is For Elephant

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this printing practice worksheet, students color a large picture of an elephant. Students trace and then practice printing upper and lower case Zaner-Bloser letter Ee.
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Elmer by David McKee

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore individual differences. In this literacy and self-esteem lesson, students listen to the story Elmo by David McKee, then describe what characteristics make Elmo special. Students complete a T chart showing how Elmo looked...
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How to Keep Elephants and Wolves Out of Your Yard

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are animals taking over your garden? Learn how humans tend to approach this problem and investigate new innovative approaches to the dilemma. The lesson includes discussion of both animal and plant invaders.
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Mystery, Myth, and Wonder: The White Elephant

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the role of the elephant in the culture of Thailand through many different class activities based on a PBS program "The White Elephants of Thailand with Meg Ryan". Students also look at the impact of technology on...
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Comparing and Contrasting-Grassland, Desert, and Forest Elephants

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast different types of elephants.  In this environmental science lesson, students examine the characteristics of three species of elephants.  Students view a video of each type of elephant to note their...
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George Orwell's Essay on his Life in Burma: "Shooting an Elephant"

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Pupils read George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" as an analysis for the historical context. In this historical analysis lesson, students analyze the main points in the essay to identify its cultural and historical context. Pupils...
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"Shooting an Elephant" Critical Reading

For Students 10th - 12th
In this "Shooting an Elephant" critical reading worksheet, students identify the author and general topic of the piece.  Students sum up the message of the author and identify the type of writing.
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Elephant Quiz

For Students 4th - 6th
Students test what they know about elephants. This worksheet contains 9 multiple choice general knowledge questions about elephants. Answers are provided.
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Six Blind Men and the Elephant: perception

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars read the book Six Blind Men and the Elephant, and discuss what perception is and what it can mean when you cannot really see. In this perception lesson plan, studetns participate in a skit and watch a video.
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Heavy or Light - Elephant and Bottle

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this heavier activity, students decide which item is heavier between 2 items. Students choose between an elephant and a bottle.
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Chicago Adventure, Part Four: Rodents of Unusual Size (And Other Mammals, Too)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Chicago Field Museum is home to some amazingly large creatures! The installment from a larger mammals playlist takes young biologists on a tour of the mammal curation labs. Experts explain the specimen collection in terms of their...
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Ivory Wars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the controversy surrounding African trade. In this geography lesson plan, students research the killing of elephants for ivory. Students collaborate to report on the history of the ivory trade and its modern-day...
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Elephants

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore animal life by reading a nonfiction book in class. In this elephant identification instructional activity, students read a nonfiction book titled Elephants and identify the differences between Asian and African...
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Bubbles and Colors and Smells...Oh My!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A demonstration of elephant toothpaste hooks pupils' interest as they complete multiple experiments with colors, smells, bubbles, and more. By the end, they understand the differences between physical and chemical changes in the world...
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The Blind Men and The Elephant

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read a traditional story from India and discover how two people can see the event in different ways. Using their own experiences, they examine how each of their classmates is affected by them in how to read a situation. They...
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When the Snow is as High as an Elephant

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers study the concept of mean values using a data plot. Learners enter the given data in the activity to create their data table. They use the data table to calculate the mean of the snowfall percentage provided in the...
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E for Elephant

For Students 2nd
In this elephant facts learning exercise, 2nd graders read several informational passages about elephants. Students learn facts and read a poem about elephants.
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The Asian And African Elephants

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this science worksheet, students use Internet research to compare the Asian and the African elephants. Students fill out a chart with 13 facts comparing and contrasting the two elephant species.
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Elephant Connect-the-Numbers

For Students K - 2nd
In this connect-the-numbers worksheet, learners begin and the number 1 and connect the dots up until the number 15. The completed picture is an elephant.
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Elephant Tracer

For Students K - 2nd
In this tracing a picture worksheet, students practice tracing and retracing a picture of an elephant with its tusk up in the air.
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The Elephant Song

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this songs worksheet, students listen to the song, fill in the blanks, sequence sentences, and label images for The Elephant Song. Students complete 5 activities total.
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Kenya Bees Save Elephants

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students read, analyze and critique a newspaper article about a new study that helps to save Kenyan elephants. They assess key vocabulary terms found within the article, answer a variety of comprehension questions and then create a...
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E is for Elephant

For Students K - 2nd
In this letter E, handwriting worksheet, students trace and print both capital and lowercase E, 8 times each. Students also trace and print the word elephant. A computer animation that shows students how to print the letters is provided.
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Self Acceptance

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars develop confidence about themselves. Students imagine they are a rubber ball and think about how strong they are inside themselves. They read a story about an elephant and a lion and reflect on questions provided. ...
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African Elephant

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
For this African elephant worksheet, students discuss facts about the elephant, its lifespan, food it eats, its height and weight. Students then color a picture of the elephant. This one page color sheet contains one picture to color.
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Letter Ee: Enormous Elephants

For Students 1st
In this letter Ee learning exercise, 1st graders study the various uppercase and lowercase Ee's. Students also color the pictures of the elephants and read the words 'enormous elephants.'
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Prefix/Suffix: Trunk or Tail?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Use this elephant visual to give scholars a context for prefix and suffix examples. For each affix, they determine if it should be written on the tail or the trunk based on if it starts or ends a word. After listing it on the appropriate...
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Introduction to Natural Selection: Darwin & Lamarck

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Charles Darwin and Jean Baptiste Lamarck are credited for developing the theory of natural selection. After teaching your beginning biologists about acquired characteristics, they read the included selection and answer questions that...
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Alliteration: It’s a Zany Zoo!

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Elephants eat and cheetahs chase in this zany zoo! Kids survey a list of ten animals before adding in an adjective and verb for each to form an alliterative phrase or sentence.
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Four Aesop Fables

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Listen and enjoy as an engaging narrator reads four of Aesop's fables in a 13-minute audiobook. Fables include "The Rat and the Elephant," "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The Fox and the Crow," and "The Little Mouse."  
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When the Snow is as High as an Elephant

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students explore measurements.  In this geometry lesson, students investigate the relationship between area, volume and weight.  Students practice unit conversion within the context of a hands-on application.  Students practice using a...
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Ehhh...What'd you say?

For Teachers K - 1st
Practice pronouncing and spelling words with the /e/ sound with spellers. They blend phonemes with spelling maps to master important representation and letter symbol of the short vowel /e/. They also make sock puppets and study the...
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A Simple Solution for the Circus

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Class members are challenged to design a device that will move a circus elephant into a train car. Groups brainstorm ideas that use simple machines to load the elephant. They then choose one of their ideas, sketch a plan, and present it...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Interpreting the "Tank Man" Symbol

For Students 9th - 12th
The iconic image of the Tank Man is imitated in this political cartoon analysis, in which learners examine a cartoon depicting a similar standoff. The original image is pictured, and learners compare it to a more modern cartoon of the...
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Go to Sleep, Gecko!

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
A cute folktale from Bali tells the story of Gecko, Elephant, and Buffalo, and Gecko's struggle to sleep. After reading Go to Sleep, Gecko, learners focus on comprehension questions, singing and learning about geckos, building a house...
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Introduction to John Updike

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Expand your pupils' understanding of the short story genre with a study of John Updike and his story "A&P." This lesson, the fourth in a series of fourteen, invites learners to examine literary terms and read and discuss the story....
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Drawing an Elephant-- Grid System

For Students 4th - 5th
In this art instructional activity, students learn to draw a detailed picture of an elephant by using a grid system. Students use a grid to position each body part as they recreate the picture on their own grid paper.
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Coloring Sheets 3

For Students K - 2nd
In this word recognition coloring worksheet, students color the pictures of a giraffe and a elephant as well as the sentences that represent each of them.
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Ethics of Dissection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There's an elephant in your classroom. That's right — a big, awkward elephant named Dissection. Sure, you'd like to talk about him ... but how? Whether you're a seasoned teacher or fresh out of student teaching, the topic of dissection...
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Reading: Texting Elephants

For Students 6th - 8th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 4-paragraphs selection, read the attached glossary and respond to 12 true or false questions.
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Fun Fitness Activities For Kids

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
From shuttle run relays to ACTIVE Bingo, you'll be elated to have this PE resource packet in your tool belt for your next fitness lesson. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game called, "Elephants, Giraffes, and Palm Trees"?
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We've Got Ants in Our Plants!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some ants are so aggressive, they can repel an elephant. Viewers learn this fact and more in an engaging video that is part of a larger playlist on biology. It discusses the relationships between ants and plants. While plants provide...
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How the Heightened Senses of the Sea Turtle, Elephant, and Eagle Are Evident in the Brain

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore the senses of different animals. In this biology lesson plan students will study the animals selected for their grades. The students will learn about the brain and how the senses of that animal have developed.
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Elmer the Elephant

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize the short vowel E in written and spoken language. Through matching activities, they discriminate the short vowel /e/ from other phonemes. Students associate the phoneme with its letter representation and spell...
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Turtles, Dogs, and Elephants

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore personal space at low, medium, and high levels. In this physical education lesson, students participate in imaginary play imitating animals and their movement.
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"Shooting An Elephant": George Orwell's Essay on his Life in Burma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read an essay by George Orwell's life in Burma and place it in its cultural and historical context. They identify the main points of the essay and Orwell's use of symbolism in the essay. They explain how each persuasive...
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An Elephant Around the Corner

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore Marshall's paintings. In this painting lesson, students view art and discuss how art is in our everyday lives. Students read a story to help them use their imaginations to go beyond what they see in the art.
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The Elephant Seal

For Students 3rd - 6th
Young readers assess comprehension in this short answer and writing worksheet. Additionally, they answer six questions.
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From a Feather to an Elephant

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It is always a rush to drop objects from great heights, and with this physics experiment, class members will not be disappointed! They drop a single coffee filter from a balcony or table top, record the time it takes to reach the ground,...
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My Mini Book About...

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Elementary learners complete a mini book on polar bears. The resource contains four pages, each a quarter of a page, including one title page with a picture of a polar bear and a space for kids to write their names. 
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Researching Information on the Internet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Practice Internet research skills. Each class member will need Internet access in order to follow along as you model how to search using key words and to do their own research on African and Asian elephants. Their notes will go into a...
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Exploring Geometry with Grade One

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Learners recognize, describe, and construct three-dimensional solid figures. They begin by listening to The Right Number of Elephants by Jeff Sheppard, and end with a classroom discussion. Several enrichment and homework ideas are...
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Scale Drawings and Models

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Learners use ratio and proportion to assess a scale drawing of an elephant. They explore scale drawings and maps as representations of ratios. A five-question homework resource is included, but no answer key is attached.
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Closing Door E

For Teachers K - 1st
Young learners practice phonemic awareness with the short /e/ sound. First they rehearse the silly tongue twister illustrating the sound, and then the teacher rehearses it, having the learners identify when they hear it. To close the...
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African Animals Worksheet - Counting Practice

For Students Pre-K - K
In this African animal counting instructional activity, students count the number of elephants on the page and then circle the correct number from the options at the bottom of the page.
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Find the Twins: Elephants

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this elephants identical matching worksheet, students examine 6 pictures and use problem solving skills to identify the 2 that are exactly alike.
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Proper Nouns

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Learners read the 19 nouns on the elephant and then circle each noun that is a proper noun. They write 10 additional proper nouns on the lines provided on the second elephant.
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Evolution of the Woolly Mammoth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know that the woolly mammoth originally evolved from the elephant? What changes did the elephant have to undergo to survive and thrive in the freezing arctic temperatures? Show this short video clip to introduce evolution.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this reading worksheet, students answer 10 multiple-choice questions about the book. For example, "What caused the death of the old sea elephant?"
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Mamíferos/ Mammals Word Search

For Students 3rd - 6th
Is an elephant a mammal? What about a sea turtle? After discussing what mammals are with your youngsters, provide them with this fun word search. They are only searching for eight words (elefante, cebra, mono, oso, leon, tigre, jirafa,...
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“Outsider” Poet Kay Ryan Goes from Poetry Club Reject to Poet Laureate

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
The cat might have got your tongue, but you can’t avoid the elephant in the room while you wait for the other shoe to drop. After all, the early bird gets the worm and the chickens are circling. After researching Poet Laureate Kay Ryan...
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Why Do Women Have Periods?

For Students 7th - 12th
The female body is an amazing thing. This short video explains the amazing cycle that has developed to ensure the continuation of life. Did you know that only monkeys, apes, bats, humans, and maybe elephant shrews menstruate? 
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Unit 18: Fighting Tropical Disease - What Ails You?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
A woman, frequently bitten by mosquitoes, comes to you for medical treatment. She has a fever, swollen ankle, and hard, elephant-like skin. What could be wrong? These questions facing aid workers around the world. A simulation activity...
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The One and Only Ivan: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A new friend, a new perspective, and a new light are all found in Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan. Ivan, a gorilla, was content with his life until a baby elephant befriended him. Readers find synonyms, answer comprehension...
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Seeds and Fruits: Types and Dispersal

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that some seeds rely on elephant dung for dispersal? Pupils use class discussion and direct instruction based around a presentation to learn about seed types and dispersal methods. Slides vary from presenting content to...
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Introduction to Animals

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Out of all animals, elephants alone lack the ability to jump. Scholars learn all about animals using a presentation full of fun examples. It describes different types of animals, the biological similarities and differences between...
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Geography Now! Guinea Bissau

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Its most exported crop is cashews, and it's home to diverse wildlife, including the West African elephant and salt water hippos. Guinea Bissau—a former Portuguese colony—has had its share of troubles, however. With a high rate of poverty...
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Reading with a Cultural Criticism Lens

For Teachers 12th Standards
Life is full of ups and downs. Scholars read George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant," which describes a meaningful event from the author's own life. Then, after answering text questions and participating in a Socratic discussion,...
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Eehh?" is for Eleven Elephants

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners complete a variety of activities related to the short /e/ sound. As a class they recite a tongue twister, then trace and write the letter E. Students then listen to word pairs and identify the word containing the short /e/...
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Do Animals Mourn Their Dead?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dolphin mothers whose babies have died have been photographed in the wild, holding their young above the water and staying with them for days in what scientists believe is a period of mourning. Viewers explore grief and the mourning...
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Excellent Elephants

For Teachers K - 1st
Students study the /e/ by repeating the words "excellent elephants" several times to determine the proper sound. They make words using Elkonin letterboxes before listening to a book talk for the book "Pen Pals." Next, they read the book...
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Elmer the Elephant

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read "Elmer" by David McKee. They answer comprehension questions and discuss how Elmer looks and how he is different from the elephants they see in the zoo. They complete a project in which they celebrate their individual...
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An Elephant Never Forgets

For Students K - 2nd
In this elephant alphabet worksheet, students cut out twenty-four squares containing an elephant with an alphabet letter on them. Students match up the uppercase alphabet letters A-L to their lowercase letters a-l.
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E-Excellent Elephant

For Students K - 1st
In this letter E learning exercise, students identify and color the letter E out of a group of different letters. They practice writing the letter E and color in an elephant.
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One Elephant

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early math counting worksheet, students count the elephant on the page and use their artistic skills to color the elephant.
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Four Elephants

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early math counting instructional activity, students count the elephants on the page and use their artistic skills to color the elephants.
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Seven Elephants

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early math counting worksheet, students count the elephants on the page and use their artistic skills to color the elephants.
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Ten Elephants

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early math counting worksheet, students count the elephants on the page and use their artistic skills to color the elephants.
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Eight Elephants

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early math counting worksheet, students count the elephants on the page and use their artistic skills to color the elephants.
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Nine Elephants

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early math counting worksheet, students count the elephants on the page and use their artistic skills to color the elephants.
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African Animals Worksheet- Practice Counting

For Students Pre-K
In this counting learning exercise, students count the number of elephants in the set. Students circle or color the number that tells how many. There are 3 elephants.
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Fill in the sentences

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this fill in the sentences worksheet, students fill in the blanks to sentences about an elephant and a pond and then color a pond. Students color one pond and fill in 7 sentences.
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Faithful Elephants: Paideia Discussion

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the issues created by and during war and the effects it has on the entire world. In this reading comprehension lesson students read a children's book, Faithful Elephants and write responses to it then engage in discussion.
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Reading Comprehension: Elephants

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this comprehension worksheet, learners read a web site passage about elephants, then complete a set of 10 true/false questions.
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The Magician's Elephant

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the fiction book, "The Magician's Elephant." In this literary instructional activity/activity, students complete extension activities that coordinate with the reading, including magic tricks, and a writing activity.
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Elephant Seals on the Beach

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students will consider the fact that northern elephant seals, like many animals, select very different locations for different activities. They will draw pictures pretending they have visited one of the rookery beaches.
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Circus Elephants Playing Ball

For Students K - 1st
In this pre-school, coloring worksheet with a circus theme, students color 2 pictures of circus elephants playing with balls.
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Where is the Elephant? Find and Count

For Students K - 1st
For this finding and counting worksheet, students find all pictures of elephants shown in a set, then write the number they found.
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Elephants Enjoy Eating Eggs

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students recognize the short vowel e in written and spoken language. Through listening and matching activities, they discriminate the vowel sound /e/ from other phonemes. Students practice using the phoneme and letter in words by writing...
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Eddie the Elephant

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students need to practice sight words to become proficient readers. So it is very important for children to learn common correspondences. The phoneme for the letter "e" is practiced in this lesson.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Donkeys, Elephants, and Elections

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons about the 2006 American mid-term elections. Students then respond to 3 short answer questions.
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The Elephant and the Eskimo in the Elevator

For Teachers K - 1st
Students recognize the short vowel e in written and spoken language. Through listening and matching ctivities, they discriminate the vowel sound /e/ from other phonemes. Students identify the phoneme and letter in words through a...
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Ellen's Elephants

For Teachers K - 1st
Students study the e=/e/ phoneme in spoken language. They recite a tongue twister, make words with Elkonin letterboxes, and read Shelia Cushman and Rona Kornblum's, "Red Gets Fed," with a partner. They discuss words in the story to...
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Edward's Elephants

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars recognize the short vowel e in written and spoken language. Through listening and matching activities, they discriminate the vowel sound /e/ from other phonemes. Students identify the phoneme and letter in words through a...
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Stories from Africa

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners discuss the size of adult African elephants after a demonstration on their height. They try to guess the animal of discussion based on clues given about their size and characteristics. As a class, they try to identify other...
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Change Over Time

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this changes over time about elephants instructional activity, students observe pictures of adult elephants with their young at various times in the past, make a list of changes, and identify the most recent picture. Students answer...
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Force and Acceleration

For Students 7th - 10th
In this force and acceleration worksheet, students solve 3 problems about moving objects, the forces working against them, the mass and their acceleration. Students determine if 6 statements about a falling elephant and a falling feather...
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Cartoons in the Classroom: Party Animals

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons that feature donkeys and elephants as political party symbols and respond to 2 short answer questions.
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Red Gets Fed

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice with the strategy that letters represent phonemes and spellings map out phonemes in spoken words. They work on the phoneme sounds of /a/ and e=/e/ in correspondences with reading. Each student also recites the tongue...
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Can You Breathe Like a Pinniped?

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Young learners compare the breathing patterns of different animals in this pinniped instructional activity. They examine the breathing pattern of California sea lions and northern elephant seals. Pupils collect, compare and analyze data...
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Scientific Methods in Biology

For Students 4th - 8th
For this scientific methods worksheet, students will study a graph comparing the hearing range of humans to the range of sounds elephants make. Based on this graph, students will complete 3 short answer questions.
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E for Elephant

For Students 2nd
In this elephant worksheet, 2nd graders complete a word scramble, word search, connect the dots activity, and word creation activity that relates to the elephant.
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Number Coloring Elephant

For Students K - 1st
In this number coloring worksheet, students color the picture of the elephant according to the numbers in the picture. Students follow 6 directions.
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The Blind Men and the Elephant

For Students 2nd
In this reading worksheet, 2nd graders read the story The Blind Men and the Elephant and illustrate a concept from the story. Students read 1 page total on this worksheet.

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