Teacher Resources

Starters & Strategies Lessons

Many thanks to Wildnz Trust for their efforts to raise the funds needed to produce these fantastic educational resources. These Brown Teal Education lesson plans produced and published in Starters & Strategies Magazine. This magazine is distributed free of charge to over 32,000 school teachers around New Zealand Schools. The material has been developed for children from the age of 7 – 14 years of age. So far 2 lesson plans have been developed and published, with another 4 to be developed in the future when funds become available.

Below are electronic pdf files of these lesson plans for you to download and use.

Lesson One – Issue 64 – November 2004 (file size: 145 kb)

Curriculum Strands:
Science: Making Sense of the Living World
Social Studies: Place and Environment

Learning Intentions:

  • Understanding how human intervention and introduced predators can have a very negative effect on our natural environment and native species
  • Gathering information and facts to raise students and community awareness of the plight of the Brown Teal
  • Exploring, developing and putting in to action a class and community plan to help save the brown teal from extinction.

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Lesson 2 – Issue 68 – November 2005 (file size: 296 kb)

Curriculum Strands:
Science: Making Sense of the Living World
Social Studies: Place and Environment
English: Visual, Written

Learning Intentions:

  • Being able to understand and use some specialist environmental words and phrases.
  • Understanding that birds play an importnat part in creating and maintaining healthy environments
  • Using interaction web-based technology to investigate the effects of introduced predators on our bird life and forests.
  • Encouraging students to become involved in recovery efforts using web-based technology.

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