Welcome to Borderland Wildlife Stories
In this lesson students will learn about disruptions in wildlife habitats by the US-Mexico border structures and policy along with the wildlife found there. Students will explore and evaluate their own beliefs about environmental degradation/justice. Students will create their own solutions to issues animals face on the border and will build their own found object puppets and theatre backdrops.
Students will check-in with their favorite animal. Students will act out the animal and the rest of class will get three guesses to say what it is.
Students will take sides on environmental issues by agreeing with or disagreeing with statements. Students will explode from the group if they agree or stay put if they do not agree.
Engage with Students through these Examples Questions
- Humans are the biggest cause of environmental problems.
- It’s important to take care of our environment.
- If I litter someone else will clean it up for me.
- I can make a difference in environmental justice issues in Latin American.
- I can make a difference in environmental justice in Austin.
Core Activity + Pancho Rabbit
Linked below is a reading of Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote, watch and enjoy!
Click here for the core activity packet, and begin the Borderlands Wildlife Stories!
Follow along with Ms. Cassie as she guides you through the Borderlands Wildlife Stories activity!