Teacher Resources

The International Elephant Foundation is committed to creating high-quality, free educational materials for educators. Our hope is to provide a great product that addresses quality, usability, and accessibility for educators.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the International Elephant Foundation collaborated on this educational curriculum that centers on teaching the next generation about elephant conservation.


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The Educator’s Guide is designed to be used in both formal and informal settings, and most lessons are divided into Grades 2-3 and 4-6.

The focus for younger grades is to promote enthusiasm and excitement about all things elephant. In grades 4-6, threats to elephants and conservation problem-solving introduces students to issues involving people and wildlife.

Lesson topics include: “How are African and Asian elephants alike and different?”, “What do elephants need to survive?”, “What clues do elephants leave behind?”, “Can people live in harmony with elephants?”, and “What can I do to save elephants?” Students will come away with a greater understanding of elephants, the challenges they face, and what we can do to help them.

Saving Elephants:

An Educators Guide is the complete curriculum and includes information for the educator and all 12 lessons currently available.

Educator’s Guide Table of Contents – Select Downloadable Files Below


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Lesson 1: Grades 2-3
How are African & Asian Elephants alike & different?
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Lesson 2: Grades 4-6
How are mammoths, African & Asian Elephants alike & different?
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Lesson 3: Grades 2-6
Where do elephants Live?
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Lesson 4: Grades 2-3
What is family life like for elephants?
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Lesson 5: Grades 4-6
What do social elephants talk about?
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Lesson 6: Grades 2-3
What do elephants need to survive?
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Lesson 7: Grades 4-6
How much space does an African elephant need to survive?
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Lesson 8: Grades 2-3
What clues do elephants leave behind?
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Lesson 9: Grades 4-6
Can people live in harmony with elephants?
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Lesson 10: Grades 2-3
How do researchers tell elephants apart?
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Lesson 11: Grades 4-6
How are tusks causing the decline in elephant population?
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Lesson 12: Grades 2-6
What can I do to save elephants?
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Individual lesson supplements referred to in Educator’s Guide

(Not all chapters have supplements)

Supplemental Lesson Materials, presentations, videos, and visuals.

(Please note: Educator’s Guide for Lesson Plans and activities can be found at the top section, above).

To Download Supplemental individually, CLICK ON IMAGE.

Click HERE to Download Complete Package of Lesson Plan Supplements (54Mb Zipped File)

 

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Additional Resources

When Nilly Met Nelly, The Hungry Hungry Ele – Coloring Book

Giavanna Grein creates stories about creatures from all over the world to inspire children to care for wildlife. She goes bananas for hiking, kayaking, bird watching and creating custom picture books for family and friends. She lives outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband, two mischievous cats, and big cowardly dog. This is her debut picture book.

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Story by Giovanna Grein
with illustrations by Amelia Grace Gossman

When Nilly encounters a young elephant named Nelly stealing bananas from her farm in India, she tries to scare her away out of fear. Though realizing that Nelly is harmless and wants to be her friend, Nilly lets her continue to eat the bananas. How much can one tiny elephant eat, right? But the next day Nelly returns with two more elephants, and within a few days there’s an entire group! Realizing she needs to protect her family farm, Nilly tries all of the local remedies to make the elephants leave. Will she be able to save her family’s farm without losing her new friend Nelly?

Hardcopies of the book can be purchased at:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/When-Nilly-Met-Nelly-Hungry/dp/1631778870
Publisher: https://mascotbooks.com/mascot-marketplace/buy-books/childrens/nilly-met-nelly-hungry-hungry-ele/

 


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We welcome your feedback on the Saving Elephants curriculum so that we can continue to update and improve the content and activities. Please submit them here.