Teacher Guide

The Rights to Land Use

By Patrick Bell MA Ed, Carol John
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"Should predators that enter the communities of humans be killed or should accomodations be made to protect the natural environment of these predators?"

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Activity 1: Human/Predator conflict
Students conduct an internet search to gather information on what the issues are: predators killing livestock, predators killing pets, entering neighborhoods, attacks on humans etc.

Activity 2: Different predators, livestock, people (images)
Students conduct an internet search to look for images to include in iMovie slide show. Images can be general images of predators (cougars, coyotes, bears, foxes etc.), images of livestock killed, images of predators killed, images of people impacted etc. Basi...

Activity 3: Haikus about Human vs. Predator
Introduce students to the basic Haiku poetry format three lines of poetry which follow a 5-7-5 syllabic pattern.
  • Explain to students that most Haikus deal with topics concerning nature and/or emotions. However, don't discourage creative writers to go outside ...

Activity 4: Presentations to match Haikus
Students take their completed haikus and images and develop them into a slide show presentation. The presentation can be completed using iMovie, iPhoto, Powerpoint, etc.