Endangered Species Project

screenshotThis project asks students to create a publication (website, infographic, or prezi) to educate their classmates about a specific animal that is on the endangered species list.  Students can choose their animal and the format for their publication, though project guidelines ask them to address specific questions, such as habitat, causes of endangerment, and efforts to save the species.

The publication is a shareable document that can be shared with the class.  I also ask students to vote on which presentation was the most compelling and we donate funds to that organization.

The project can also be altered to require students to present their animal to the class.

Grade Level:  7-12  | Time Required:  1-2 hours

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-10.6
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-10.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

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