These activities will help you celebrate World Wildlife Day using BBC Dynasties Penguin Readers.
This year World Wildlife Day will be observed under the theme of “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration.” Learn about the wildlife in BBC Dynasties Penguin Readers and use content from these books in thought provoking tasks.
BBC Dynasties Painted Wolves & BBC Dynasties Penguins
The striking images on the front cover of each BBC Dynasties book offer the perfect opportunity to start brainstorming before reading:
What do you know about these species?
What do you know about their future?
What problems might they face?
BBC Dynasties Lions
In 1950, there were 400,000 Lions in Africa.
Today, there are only 20,000 Lions in Africa.
Discuss these questions with a friend or classmate:
- Why are there so few lions in Africa today?
- What are the reasons for such a reduction in the lion population?
- How can we try to increase the numbers of lions in Africa?
- Are there solutions to this problem?
- What predictions can you make about the future of lions in Africa?
- How can we raise awareness?
BBC Dynasties Chimpanzees
Look at these three pages from the book and discuss the three particular issues facing chimpanzees. Make a poster presentation highlighting the problems they face.
There are many problems that face this species but we can work together individually, collaboratively and globally to protect wildlife around the world. What creative solutions can you think of to help solve the problems below?
|Problem||Solutions – Ideas to consider|
|People have moved into chimpanzee territories.|
|People still hunt chimpanzees to eat.|
|People catch chimpanzees and sell them to zoos.|
|Some people buy chimpanzees and keep them at home.|
Let’s make change – but how?
“Chimpanzees and Bonobos are like humans, but humans have not been good friends to them.”
From your understanding, why haven’t humans been friends to the chimpanzees and bonobos?
How can further education help solve or lessen this problem?
How can we help save chimpanzees from hunting, deforestation, climate change and increasing populations?
Create a class or school project to raise further awareness of the endangered species around the world:
Research an endangered species.
Work in groups and make an infographic detailing facts and figures about the decline of the species.
Present it in an assembly, in a class or a form tutor group.
Celebrate World Wildlife Day using BBC Dynasties Penguin Readers and learn about endangered species around the world.