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Woodland Caribou Series

Frankie and Tanner are the new investigative journalists at the Our Incredible World headquarters. Their assignment is to learn about why Woodland caribou are at risk ,and what is being done to make sure they do not go extinct. Each episode provides a new adventure and new insights as Frankie and Tanner travel north to meet with research scientists, assist with field research, learn about Cree lifestyle, and experiences the high tech world of CSI.

This incorporates a set of 6 comprehensive lessons that tie the video story-line to the Ontario Secondary Science curriculum. It is a stimulating mix of science-based class discussions and activities and allow educators to integrate group work, skills-building exercises, research, experiments, art, graphing, data recording, critical thinking, and debating into their classrooms. They culminate with students creating a variety of assessment products including informational posters, graphic organizers, and project assessment reports. Our hope is that this resource will engage and encourage learners to feel connected to their natural environment and become inspired to advocate for a better world to live in.

Check Out the Higher Grade Extensions at the end of each of the following Lessons.

Episode 1: Discovering the Slate Islands
Lesson 1- Needs

Episode 2: Tracking the Caribou
Lesson 1- Asking Questions

Episode 3: Sharing the Forest
Lesson 1- Competing Interests
Lesson 2- Town Hall Meeting

Episode 4: On the Heels of the Predators
Lesson 1- Predators and Prey

Episode 5: Seeking Aboriginal Knowledge
Lesson 2- Community Consultation

Episode 6: CSI to the Rescue
Lesson 1- Project Assessment

Independent Study Lesson I: Comparing Woodland Caribou and Moose

Independent Study Lesson II: Comparing Management Strategies

Additional Videos and Lessons

Incredible World Investigators (IWI) Series- Episode 1: Mission Possible
Grade 9 Lesson

 

Additional Resources

Newsletters

  • Learn more about species-at-risk and invasive species and what projects young people are doing with them.

Kids Can

  • Find out ways to get involved in your community and make a difference in the world. Includes steps kids can take to make a difference and examples of projects other kids have done.

Incredible Games

  • Adapt-O-Pug is a fun and challenging game designed to teach young people about how species have adapted to their habitats.
  • Turtle Survival helps students get a real feeling for some of the many dangers turtles face as they make their way to and from their nesting sites.
  • The King Rail Challenge is a challenging game about predators and prey and a limited food supply.

Incredible Species

  • Video shorts on individual species including some species-at-risk.

Incredible Stewardship

  • Video shorts that feature acts of stewardship by concerned citizens, and dedicated community organizations.

Incredible Images

  • Photos and video clips that you and your students are welcome to use (please respect our guidelines for use).

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