National Wildlife Federation: Controversy Over Wild Cats

Students take part in a role-playing game about the Florida panther to help them understand the complexity of the issues surrounding species, habitat conservation and human interests.

Students will be able to:
• Discuss the distribution of wild cats across the U.S.
• Identify positions of different groups involved in cat issues.
• Develop an understanding of the complexity of issues surrounding cat species and
habitat conservation.

Grade Level: 5-8, 3-4

Subject Areas: language arts, geography, science, social studies

Time to Complete: Two class periods

Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Zoology
Cats (Wild Cats, small), Cougar, Jaguar
K-6, Middle School, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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