The Return of Gray Wolves to Yellowstone National Park: Right or Wrong?

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Should gray wolves be removed from Yellowstone National Park? After researching the complex relationships between the various habitats and species at Yellowstone National Park,  including humans, class members take a position on the questions and support their stance with evidence from their research.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as an interdisciplinary lesson between science class and a persuasive writing unit in language arts
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires extra prep time to establish links to and to preview websites, make copies of the worksheet and the required reading article
  • The activities are designed to be used before playing WolfQuest, which is a paid app: however, playing the game is not essential
Pros
  • Links are provided to a variety of websites
  • Groups investigate the possible conflicts between humans and wolves and offer possible solutions
Cons
  • A rubric is not included
  • Several of the links do not work
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