Middle school – Grade 7
One or two classes
The grey wolf may be the next “Canary in the Coal Mine” for climate change.
Under the Theme of Interaction, students relate effects of climate change to the habitat and patterns of the grey wolf.
The Ontario Curriculum: History and Geography, Grades Seven and Eight
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- describe the habitat and range of the grey wolf populations of North America
- explain adaptations of the wolves to their habitat and ecosystem.
- relate climate change to the impact of the grey wolves on their territories and ecosystems.
- Canadian Atlas Online www.canadiangeographic.ca/atlas/
- Hinterland Who’s Who www.hww.ca
- Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre www.haliburtonforest.com/wolf.html
- University of California Berkeley, Press release March 2005
“Wolves alleviate impact of climate change on food supply, finds new
study” Sarah Yang University of California Berkeley .(http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/03/21_wolvesclimate.shtml)
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