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Come explore modern tales and ancient folklore about the
gray wolf, and gain an understanding of how to tell fact from fiction through
storytelling. This interactive program is great for a variety of age groups,
and we adapt each one to fit the needs of our audience!

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About This Program


By Request: $75.00

Receiving site is responsible for own line charge. A maximum of 40 students are allowed per program. There is an additional $40 fee for each additional participating class.

Some programs are available for 30-minute Kindergarten versions. The cost for a Kindergarten program is $50.For each additional 30-minute Kindergarten program an additional $25 fee will be applied.


45-60 minutes for 2nd grade and above ($75). 30 minutes for K-1st grade ($50).

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity no more than 40

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Sciences

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Booking Information

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to snow days or natural occurrences. The full fee will be charged for programs cancelled with less than two business days notice.

About This Provider

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International Wolf Center

Ely, MN
United States

The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future. WolfLink videoconferencing programs feature dynamic, interactive learning experiences and real-time viewing of our resident ambassador wolves running, playing, napping or tussling in their naturalized northern Minnesota habitat.

Maddy Witt

Program Details


1. Welcome and introductions, opening question probes
2. Define FACT and FICTION
3. Brainstorm stories in which the wolf is a character.
4. Read two wolf stories (2-3 minutes each)
5. Compile a list of the facts and fiction about wolves in each story.
6. Compare stories to real wild wolves, observe ambassador wolves
7. Discuss the difference between fantasy and reality, fact and fiction. Conclude that positive and negative stories about wolves are both fictional.
8. Develop new story endings for both stories
9. Compare one of our stories to another version of the story from a different culture (optional)
10. Conclusion
11. Q & A


Students will be able to:
- Distinguish between fact and fiction
- Give examples of facts and fiction about wolves
- Understand that, while stories often assign human qualities to animals, they do not actually feel or act like humans.
- Compare and contrast two folk stories about wolves.
- Compare and contrast folklore about the wolf with real wild wolves.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

As a result of activities, all students should develop understanding of the characteristics of organisms.

Students read a variety of texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world.

Students comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., context, graphics).

Students apply knowledge of language structure, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to discuss texts.

Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.