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Endangered Animals 4-9

A theme page about endangered animals with lesson plans for elementary/intermediate students (A1.2 – B1), year 4-9 in Swedish Compulsory School.

Background

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Species List | Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Animals | WWFhttps://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

WWF is committed to saving endangered species. Learn more about the species we are working to protecting from becoming endangered or extinct.

 

Warm-up

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Endangered Species video – YouTube (0:50)https://youtu.be/hCqgLO9cw8sThis is our video, we want to introduce Endangered Species. – Pictures to music, no narrator

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Four critically endangered animals, in a stunning animation, sing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ – YouTube (2:20)https://youtu.be/Jp2-ZTlSl6E

Four critically endangered animals, in a stunning animation, sing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Misérables to highlight what humans are doing to our planet

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Love v1 THE TIGER – US trailer on Vimeo (1:30)https://vimeo.com/112015371

Life in the jungle can be both beautiful and savage… A lush paradise when viewed from a distance, providing camouflage to a daily Hell of trials and survival

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Endangered Species Video – YouTube (2:13)https://youtu.be/RhwPfWTWNNwShowing pictures and names to the sound of music By: Entity 4 – By: Entity 4

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100 Endangered Animals: 2013 – YouTube (8:50) https://youtu.be/JAK2JxLP1gwA film showing a world map, filling it with endangered animals. No speech. – It includes one hundred of the most endangered species (yr 6-9)

 

Songs

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Elephant Song with Lyrics | Kids Animal Songs | Children Love to Sing – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/g06SgLoSF4A

Our popular kids animal elephant song sung by children that kids LOVE to watch, sing, dance & join in with. – Song medley with Lyrics (yr 4-5)

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The Song of the Endangered Species – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/NK2EOEv9KKgThe title says it all. – The sound may cause a laugh, but the message is good (yr 5-7)

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Kamahl ~ The Elephant Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/_SSt22nmkG4

Kamahl ~ The Elephant Song Tell me said the elephant Tell me brothers if you can Why all the world is full of creatures Yet we grow in fear of man – Lyrics available below (yr 6-9)

 

Vocabulary

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Endangered Animal Printouts – EnchantedLearning.comhttp://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/endangered.shtml

Endangered animals are those species that are in danger of going extinct. About 100 animal links to texts and b/w pictures with vocabulary (yr 4-7)

 

Lesson Plans

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News English Lessons | ESL Lesson Plans | Endangered Specieshttp://www.newsenglishlessons.com/1208/120813-endangered_species.html

A new study has found that U.S. restaurants are using endangered shark species to make shark fin soup. A short listening /reading text with various downloadable activities (yr 6-8)

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Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Endangered Animalshttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0508/050817-animals-e.html

The world’s endangered species are in danger from the Internet. Online shoppers are buying huge numbers of exotic animals. – A Reading/listening text with various downloadable activities (yr 8-9) ‘Endangered Species’ with good vocabulary (yr 9)

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Endangered Species – DreamreaderDreamreaderhttp://dreamreader.net/lesson/endangered-species/

Scientists today are concerned about the growing number of species in the world that may soon become extinct.  – Reading, Quiz, Vocabulary, and Audio (yr 8-9)

 

Reading

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News – Apes are Dying Outhttp://symbolworld.org/archive/eLive/jan04/news/apes/ape1.htmWorld Apes Are Dying Out – Read the words with a symbol for each word (yr 4-6)

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BBC – Earth News – Unique mammals struggling for survivalhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9204000/9204237.stm

The pygmy sloth was a new addition to the Zoological Society of London’s EDGE (evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered) list this year. (yr 5-9)

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Animalshttp://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/Basic info of various animals, both endangered and not (pictures only: yr 4-6, text: yr 6-9)

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Reading Exercise – Endangered Species | EnglishClubhttps://www.englishclub.com/reading/environment/endangered-species-reading.htmIn spring 2008, the polar bear was placed on the endangered species list. – Reading text with a vocabulary list and a quiz (yr 7-9)

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In Remembrance of Wolf #10 – The Story of Wolf #10http://www.angelfire.com/nj/wolf/wolf2.html

The story of Wolf #10 is both a celebration of his life and a testament to the inhumanity and ignorance that still exists in our modern society (yr 8-9)

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Endangered Species at Bagheerahttp://www.bagheera.com/inthewild/vanishing.htm

Choose any of the Endangered Species below for further study and review. This will help deepen one’s understanding of why the species became endangered (yr 8-9)

 

Listening

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BBC Learning English – 6 Minute English / Saving China’s elephants (6:11)http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-150430

A podcast about a scheme to save the Asian elephant in China, with transcript The same programme as a video is below, under Viewing (yr 6-8)

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Conservationists Try to Save Rare Rhino (4:38)http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/conservationists-try-to-save-rare-rhino/2573670.html

Wildlife conservationists in Kenya are trying to save a rare kind of rhinoceros. The workers hope they can save the rhinos by helping them breed.

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About Sharks and the Killing of Sharks (VOA Special English )http://www.manythings.org/voa/animals/6092.htmlThis week, we tell about sharks. We tell how demand for shark fin soup has led to the killing of millions of these creatures.  (yr 7-9)

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From Birds to Bears, Animals Face Danger Around the World (14:59)http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/newly-discovered-animals-face-danger-famous-elephant-dies-polar-bears/1965168.html

Hundreds of newly-identified plants and animals in Southeast Asia are in danger. Poachers killed a famous elephant in Kenya. (yr 7-9)

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Technology Helps Save Elephants and Rhinos http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/elephant-rhinoceroses-poaching/1774093.htmlElephants and Rhinos Threatened by Poachers | As It Is –  Officials in Kenya have begun using small electronic devices to protect rhinos(yr 9)

 

Viewing

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Cosmo’s World: Endangered Species – YouTube (6:16) https://youtu.be/2iu8bbntr80

Presented by the Pennsylvania Wild Resource Conservation Program, Cosmo’s World is an education tool geared toward elementary school students (yr 4-6)

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Protecting Endangered Species – YouTube (2:45)https://youtu.be/cJoo8dUp2eMHere at DP World we believe we all have a role to play. This role includes protecting endangered species. (4-9)

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Endangered Species: Siberian Tiger – YouTube (1:49)https://youtu.be/7RpFgrprr5gShort informational videos made as school projects – check also the following species: (yr 4-9) Giant PandaThe Bengal TigerGreat Apes Sea TurtleLions

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Adorable! Rare white tiger triplets make debut at Chinese zoo – YouTube (1:10)https://youtu.be/_0PbdGW84wkThree fluffy white tiger cubs have met the public for the first time at a zoo in Southwest China.  (yr 4-9)

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Chain Free Means Pain Free – YouTube (4:09) https://youtu.be/35_UzV-6ctQ

Elephant Aid International (EAI) Presents its Chain-Free Corrals Project. Heavy chains around Prakriti Kali’s legs are removed–forever! (yr 4-9)

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BBC 6 Minute English – Saving China’s elephants – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/cxzBL4DppS4BBC 6 Minute English – Saving China’s elephants – The same programme as a podcast is above, under Listening (yr 6-9)

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10 Most Beautiful Endangered Animals on Planet Earth – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/TiRe3A-PSGE

These are the most beautiful endangered animals from Kingdom Animalia that are currently at brink of extinction from the face of Earth. (yr 7-9)

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Carol Buckley: Making a Difference for Elephants – YouTube (5:43)https://youtu.be/Ewn-Hd3bNVg

Carol Buckley is an international leader in the care and trauma recovery of elephants. With more than forty years experience working with elephants in captivity (yr 7-9)

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Thandi’s calf: the rhino that should never have been born – YouTube (4:53)https://youtu.be/oGDQPOJ9Luw

Nearly three years after surviving a brutal poaching attack that left two male rhinos dead, Thandi the rhino gave birth to a calf on 13 January 2015 (yr 8-9)

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Poachers threaten survival of the African elephant – YouTube (7:20) https://youtu.be/mb_rQwBw4gs

The elephant holds a special place in our hearts as they are not only intelligent but share many of the same emotional attributes as humans. (yr 8-9)

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15 Rarest & Critically Endangered Animals on Earth – YouTube (6:55)https://youtu.be/7DYwMVQJr4kFrom strawberry tigers to hairy nosed marsupials, we count down 15 of the rarest near-extinct animals ever to walk the Earth. (yr 8-9)

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10 Lesser-Known Endangered Species At Risk Of Disappearing From Earth Forever – YouTube (1:41)https://youtu.be/j4Azh2NQIFUSome endangered species are a little more famous than others, but all of them are important. Here are ten endangered underdogs living in the United States (yr 8-9)

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Trading in endangered species: The customer is sometimes wrong – YouTube (5:29)https://youtu.be/9Y1jqjWiO-k

WILDLIFE poaching is soaring. If bans and legal trading efforts do not stop it, the final hope for animals threatened with extinction may lie with consumers  (yr 8-9)

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Why Can’t We Clone Endangered Species to Save Them? – YouTube (6:08)https://youtu.be/mvXDPLx8-TIWe know how to clone animals, so why aren’t we saving endangered species by cloning their populations? (yr 9)

 

Speaking

 

More Materials

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Endangered Animals – Animals – A-Z Animalshttps://a-z-animals.com/animals/endangered/A-Z animal listings organised by conservation status, including endangered and threatened animals. A-Z animal listings organised alphabetically. A-Z Animals, an online animal encyclopedia where you can learn about all your favourite animals, and even some you may have never heard of!

 

Interactive

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In Pieces – 30 Endangered Species, 30 Pieces.http://species-in-pieces.com/#

30 species, 30 pieces. In Pieces is an interactive exhibition of 30 of the world’s most interesting but unfortunately endangered species — their survivals laying literally, in pieces. Explore information, facts and figures and download assets of each unique species. (yr 8-9)

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Animals in Dangerhttp://www.xtec.cat/~ihidalgo/gueb/an1.htmlInteractive – Facts and activities of endangered animals for students’ own research (yr 4-6)