American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Wolves in the Wild

by: Jennie Post and Troy D. Sadler

As teachers, one of our most important responsibilities is to help students develop dynamic and useful views of science. Using current issues to create learning experiences can help generate student interest in science and help students appreciate its significance in both personal and societal contexts. This article presents a lesson based on news headlines related to the controversy of the reintroduction of gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park. In this jigsaw-style lesson plan, students grapple with important ecological content and learn to appreciate the diverse perspectives framing this debate.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 12/1/2010Stock # tst10_077_09_30Volume 077Issue 09

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