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View Resource Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

This lesson plan comes from EDSITEment, an educational Web site from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation. Although this lesson plan focuses on the humanities, it has a decidedly zoology angle that makes for an interesting multidisciplinary look at the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The lesson includes activities that help K-2nd grade students think...
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Launched on September 7 2000 by Eduhound, EduPuppy bills itself as "everything for Education Preschool-Grade 2." Edupuppy is a large (2,600 sites) subject directory/metasite. The links are organized in over 40 main categories, and most are briefly annotated. The directory may also be browsed via an alphabetical list of keywords. Eduhound has a similar design, with 60 categories of K-12 resources...
View Resource Journey North

Spring is coming, meaning it's time to track migrations. Journey North (last mentioned in the February 19, 1999 Scout Report) allows students and teachers to track their favorite critters as they make their way to their summer homes. Beginning in February, Journey North will provide migration updates on various species like Bald Eagles, Gray Whales, Hummingbirds, Caribou, and more. After free...
View Resource Kid's Planet

A Web sitedesigned just for kids by Defenders of Wildlife, Kid's Planet has much to offer for teachers and students. Teacher's Table contains downloadable .pdf lesson plans and activities. Designed primarily for middle school students, these lesson plans and essay contests cover topics like wolves and sea otters. With electronic fact sheets on over 50 species, the section titled Get the Facts may...