National Wildlife Federation: Manatee Endangered

Students will learn about manatees, why they are endangered and how they are protected by law.

Students will then apply the lesson to investigating wildlife in their own community and the laws designed to protect them.
• Understand the habitat of a manatee and why the species has been listed as endangered.
• Demonstrate understanding of civics by reviewing wildlife protection acts
• Identify a local species in their community which may need assistance.
• Create an action plan to help the wildlife which involves utilizing potential civic responsibilities.
Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Areas: science and civics
Time to Complete: two 45-minute class sessions

Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Zoology
Social Studies Topics
Government and Political Science
High School, Educator
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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