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Endangered and Extinct Wildlife

Levels 1 and 2

NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • The Biological Environment: Learn about extinct types of animals that once lived on Earth.

  • Te Taiao: Ka ako mō ngā kīrehe korehāhā, nō nehe rā anō i ora ai.

Learning Intentions
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 2

  • Students can discuss ways in which extinct animals and plants differed from those of today.

  • Understand that animals and plants were different in the past and have evolved over time.

  • Social Sciences: Why people belong to groups eg. Kiwi Conservation Club

  • The Arts (Drama): Select and develop a series of scenes to examine an environmental issue in the community.

  • The Arts (Drama): Demonstrate some of the functions of drama (eg. to amuse, inform, entertain) on an environmental issue.

  • English (Reading and Viewing): Read a story on an environmental issue and respond in a way that demonstrates understanding, such as by illustrating it or by improvising a short drama

  • English (Reading and Viewing): Read a non-fiction text on an environmental issue and identify the way its structure assists the reader to gain information through such things as the title, table of contexts, headings and subheadings, pictures and captions, diagrams, index, and glossary.

  • English (Oral Language): Listen to and respond to others during class or group discussions on environmental issues.

  • English (Oral Language): Identify the main ideas when listening to a recording relating to an environmental issue.

  • English (Oral Language): Develop some focus questions and conduct an interview with an older person in the community on how the local environment has changed since they were young.

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Develop a number sense through exploring numbers of wings, feet, segments, antennae. 

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Interpret the difference between the smallest and largest values, and explain the meaning of clusters or holes in a data display of animals in their local environment.

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