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Wild Wolves

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. Have students do a five-minute "free-write" in which they write and draw everything they know about wolves. Encourage students to brainstorm freely so that they will record the first images that come to mind when they think of wolves. Their ideas might include wolf behavior, habitat, and prey, as well as stereotypical images of wolves or how wolves are portrayed in literature and popular culture. Talk with students about how some of the portrayals might have originated and review the role of the wolf as a top predator and its role in the balance of nature. As they watch, have students look for information that confirms or contradicts their previewing descriptions.

After Watching

  1. Revisit students' ideas about wolves. What else would they add now?

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Wild Wolves
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