1. Observation of Ambassador Wolves
2. Introduction to the International Wolf Center and the Ambassador Wolves
3. Discuss Fact vs Fiction in stories, legends, and fairytales
4. Read two different stories which feature wolves as primary characters
5. Discuss the two stories and compare and contrast them
6. Provide a brief overview of scientifically accurate wolf behavior
7. Q & A session with additional time to observe the Ambassador Wolves
Participants will be able to:
- define "fact", "fiction", "folklore", and "carnivore"
- understand how wolves are commonly misrepresented
- distinguish between fact and fiction by comparing and contrasting different story books
- understand and describe wolf behavior
NS.K-4.3 LIFE SCIENCE
As a result of activities, all students should develop understanding of the characteristics of organisms.
NL-ENG.K-12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE
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.
NL-ENG.K-12.3 EVALUATION STRATEGIES
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).
NL-ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE
Students apply knowledge of language structure, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to discuss texts.
NL-ENG.K-12.9 MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.