Lesson Plan


Young scholars study Sumatran Tigers using web and print resources. They visit zoo sites and read a Washington Post article to examine the life of this endangered species.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members research current statistics for the subspecies they are studying
Classroom Considerations
  • The information in the article is from 2001
  • Soyono, the Washington Zoo's Sumatran tiger that is the subject of the article, passed away in 2012
  • The lesson integrates science, geography, history, and language arts activities
  • None
Common Core