Island Fox Outreach

Off the coast of California lives a wild animal called the Island Fox. Experts discuss the importance of the Island Fox to the Channel Islands and the balance the fox creates within its ecosystem. The lesson concludes with a reading of the The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and a thoughtful prompt about Truffula Seeds.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a book study of the story, The Lorax, relate its contents to the current topics you're teaching in English language arts
  • Pose discussion questions on a classroom blog, direct scholars to respond to each one and to the response of at least one peer
Classroom Considerations

  • The presentation is location specific to Santa Barbara, California—skip the presentation portion of the lesson if an applicable presentation if not available 
  • Requires the book, The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss 
  • Sxteenth item in a 17-item ecosystem-themed unit 
Pros

  • Lesson instructions are detailed and easy to follow 
Cons

  • Without the presentation, the lesson lacks content
Common Core