In this unit, students use the context of a contemporary zoo to explore the rich topics of animal ethics and welfare. Students will have the opportunity to explore their understanding of the work of zoos before critically investigating the practices of zoos, both nationally and internationally. These lessons also include a factsheet that will all... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Fighting Extinction – Tuning In To Zoos – Foundation to Year 6
    Fighting Extinction – Tuning In To Zoos – Foundation to Year 6

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Fighting Extinction – Investigating Zoos – Foundation to Year 2
    Fighting Extinction – Investigating Zoos – Foundation to Year 2
  2. Fighting Extinction – Exploring Zoos And Conservation – Years 3 & 4
    Fighting Extinction – Exploring Zoos And Conservation – Years 3 & 4
  3. Fighting Extinction – What Do Zoos Do? – Years 5 & 6
    Fighting Extinction – What Do Zoos Do? – Years 5 & 6