Canada’s Forests – A Fine Balance
Theme: Species at Risk
Grades: 4 to 12
Formats: 44-page booklet
Learn how the loss of natural forest areas can cause a decline in wildlife habitat and the acceleration of species being at risk.
Using This Teaching Kit
Species at Risk in Canada
Species at Risk Teaching Resources
Lesson 1: Acting Out for Species at Risk
• junior students investigate a species-at-risk (research, create public television announcement)
Lesson 2: Surveying Species at Risk
• junior students find out what people know about species-at-risk (create and conduct survey, summarize results)
Lesson 3: Shrinking Habitat — Share the Space
• junior students investigate the effect of introduced threats and habitat loss on species-at-risk (create a forest in the classroom and then create a graphic of changes experienced by their chosen species)
Lesson 4: Predicting: What If?
• intermediate students investigate the future of a species-at-risk (research and make predictions)
Lesson 5: Recover Me!
• intermediate students investigate recovery programs for species-at-risk (research, create proposal and budget report)
Lesson 6: Live! With SARA
• intermediate and senior students investigate various perspectives on the Species At Risk Act - wildlife biologist, forester, NGO member (talk show group presentation)
Lesson 7: Species and Spaces: At Risk, At Home
• senior students investigate factors affecting a species-at-risk (research a species and its eco-region)
Lesson 8: What’s the Big Deal?
• intermediate and senior students investigate the value of an at-risk species (research, create brochure)
Lesson 9: Balancing the Cost of Protected Areas
• 8intermediate and senior students investigate the cost of setting aside a protected area (create a report)
Glossary of Terms
Volume 5: Canada’s Forests – A Fine Balance