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Preventing the Dodo: Unveiling Animal Conservation Stories

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Cultures +4 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

What stories do the animals on the American Trail at the Smithsonian's National Zoo tell? Students will use the Project Zero Global Thinking Routine Unveiling Stories to uncover and consider the complexity around conservation. I asked students to consider more than just what is the initial story. I wanted to know what they thought the human and world stories might be. With the success of these animals I wanted students to also consider what the new and untold stories that might remain. The Unveiling Stories thinking routine is a great way to explore the complicated stories of the gray wolf, bald eagle, beaver,  North American river otter, and wood duck. #goglobal

The Dodo and Given

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lesson 1

Ellen Rogers

Lesson 2

Ellen Rogers

Bald Eagle

Ellen Rogers

Extinction: The Future State of the Bald Eagle?

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

River Otter

Ellen Rogers

Cap Of Fur And Feathers

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Gray Wolf

Ellen Rogers

Beaver

Ellen Rogers

Beaver Pelt

National Museum of American History

Black Beaver Hat

National Museum of American History

Wood Duck

Ellen Rogers

[Duck Shooting]

National Museum of American History

Wood Duck

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Lesson 3

Ellen Rogers

Unveiling Stories: Project Zero Global Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

The 3Ys: Project Zero Global Competency Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Circles of Action: Project Zero Global Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Lesson Plan

Ellen Rogers

Lesson Plans

Ellen Rogers