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Due to unregulated hunting and poaching, the black rhinoceros has become an endangered species across the African continent. In an effort to preserve the ...
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The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for middle school students using this video in an English language arts, social studies or science lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame (ELA) Think of a time you moved to a new, unfamiliar area; for example, a new neighborhood, school or grade. How did you feel? What was your first reaction to your new surroundings?
Focus (ELA) While watching the video, consider the rhino’s point of view while he is being chased and then captured. Interpret his actions. How do his reactions portray his feelings?
Follow Up (ELA) How would you feel if you were forced to suddenly move from your home or school and placed in a strange land? How would you react? Write two or three paragraphs documenting a similar experience you have had. Include a description of how you felt during this experience.
Frame (SS) On a map, find the countries that make up Southern Africa. What do you know about the natural regions of Southern Africa? What is the climate like? What types of animals can be found there?
Focus (SS) Why do the scientists want to keep track of the rhinos after they are released into their new preserve? What do they hope to accomplish?
Follow Up (SS) How will the relocation of the rhinos change the environment of the South African region?
Frame (SCI) What do you know about the rhinoceros?
Focus (SCI) How will the microchip placed in the rhino’s horn help him once he’s in his new preserve?
Follow Up (SCI) Write a relocation plan for the Black Rhino or another endangered species. Research the region in which they live, the type of food they eat, predators they may have, and other factors important to the animal's survival. Then devise a plan indicating where they will live and how you will move them.
Zoology, living environment, endangered species, and geography
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