Use this toolkit to teach young learners about elephants, the threats they face, and what we can do to protect them and other wildlife. These resources are geared towards students in grades 3-5 and can be used in any learning environment.
Background Resources for Educators
This resource guide and interactive classroom presentation are designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about elephants and wildlife conservation. These resources provide fun elephant facts, and information on why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help elephants and other wildlife, and what kids can do to help.
Educator's Resource Guide
Educator's Resource Guide Preview (Page 1 of 12)
Elephant Classroom Presentation
Elephant Classroom Presentation Preview (Page 1 of 26)
How to Outsmart an Elephant Preview (Page 1 of 8)
How to Outsmart an Elephant
This activity challenges students to use scientific investigation skills to design an experiment to test possible elephant deterrent techniques.
Be the Voice Preview (Page 1 of 9)
Be the Voice
Students will create a public service announcement that will raise awareness about wildlife crime and how to speak up for animals that have no voice.
The Ranger Diaries Preview (Page 1 of 8)
The Ranger Diaries
After reading a short article about wildlife rangers, students will compose a journal entry as if they were a ranger, reflecting on their day's work protecting elephants.
Trade Knowledge, Not Ivory Preview (Page 1 of 16)
Trade Knowledge, Not Ivory
To understand the ins and outs of illegal ivory trade, students will perform mini research projects and engage in a team teaching exercise to learn aspects of geography, civics, history, and economics from each other.
How Did the Elephant Cross the Road? Preview (Page 1 of 5)
How Did the Elephant Cross the Road?
Students will work together to transport an object safely from one area to another—representing the benefits of wildlife corridors to species like elephants.
Watch Your Noodles for Elephants' Sake Preview (Page 1 of 9)
Watch Your Noodles for Elephants' Sake
Students will create a collage to represent the impact a common household ingredient has on elephants' survival.
We've compiled the following playlist of elephant and poaching-related videos to compliment the activities within the Elephant Toolkit. For more educational videos and Q&A sessions with our experts, subscribe to WWF's Wild Classroom YouTube channel.
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