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  • Stephanie.
  • Waygookin

    • 10

    • November 11, 2009, 09:10:13 am
    • South Korea
Endangered Animals
« on: April 15, 2011, 08:07:16 am »

This is a lesson I did with my grade 2 students about endangered animals. We started by watching a video on youtube about endangered animals (just look - there's tons of them) and created a list of the animals in the video. Then we went through about 20 endangered animals and learnt their names. Next the students pretended they were the endangered animals and did a speaking activity to practice the phrases from the textbook. And finally we talked about what we can do to help the animals.

The students thought the dialogue was really funny and my co-teachers really enjoyed the lesson. It's definitely more for advanced grade 2 students though - you may need to change it a little if your students aren't as advanced.

I have attached the lesson plan, the student worksheets and the animal names and facts for the speaking activity.

Enjoy :)

Re: Endangered Animals
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 02:19:05 pm »
Thanks for posting this

Re: Endangered Animals
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 10:15:41 am »
I like your idea and worksheets. You mentioned a video and ppt in your lesson plan but I didn't see those posted... Help! ^^


  • veknis
  • Waygookin

    • 10

    • March 03, 2014, 09:56:37 am
Re: Endangered Animals
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 03:24:08 pm »
I made a powerpoint that sets up the OP's speaking activity.  It introduces the concept of endangered and extinct, while also covering helpful vocabulary for the speaking activity.  I recommend that you reinforce the vocabulary before progressing to the speaking.

  • eelwin
  • Waygookin

    • 17

    • October 16, 2017, 12:52:22 pm
Re: Endangered Animals
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 11:55:24 am »
With the recent news that the Trump administration was considering lifting the ban on importing elephant remains from trophy hunting into the US, I was hoping to do a lesson on endangered African elephants and trophy hunting.

But, I'm not sure exactly what sort of activities to do to tie them all together.

I teach at an all-boys' middle school and keeping them motivated and engaged is a daily struggle. Also, I have a few classes that are pretty low-level, so a debate or role-play activity is pretty difficult to pull off.

Any suggestions?

  • bosw04k
  • Waygookin

    • 14

    • November 22, 2017, 09:43:24 am
Re: Endangered Animals
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 10:29:41 am »
Is there anyone else here teaching in China? I'm not certain how my students will react to this topic but I'll try it out soon and post how it goes. Thanks a lot for the idea

  • jhh102
  • Newgookin

    • 4

    • November 28, 2017, 10:28:55 am
    • Korea
Re: Endangered Animals
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 11:51:32 am »
Thanks for sharing