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Elephants: Teaching and Learning - Resource Links

Integrate lessons about the Elephant Sanctuary elephants into different curriculum areas. Visit our pages:
• math facts and more
• habitats, endangered species
Language Arts
• writing and multimedia presentations
Social Studies
• civics: fundraising, letter writing
• geography
Sample Grant
• read a lighthouse grant based on the Elephant Sanctuary curriculum
• rubric used to evaluate web sites
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Elephant Sanctuary
The Elephant Sanctuary
Elecam: Tapped Into Elephants
The Elecam

African Elephant
Animals of the Rainforest
Elephant Drinking
Family Activities
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
The Elephant Sanctuary

  • Elephant Biographies and Elephant Diary's: Learn how Asian Elephants adapt to a natural habitat after being captive in zoos and circuses for most of their lives.
  • Lesson Plans: Download a PDF file lesson book that has activities related to all curriculum areas.
Tapped Into Elephants
This is a live telecam to the Elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary. You will need to download and install Windows Media Player to see the telecam movie. There is a link to download Media Player from the Telecam page.
Animals of the Rainforest

"This web site was developed by the 1999 6th grade class at Midlakes Middle School. Most of the research work was done by the kids (I do some) and the technical work was done by myself, Ron Kalasinskas, their science teacher. It came about as a direct result of [their] involvement in the Jason X Project. ... it was a perfect opportunity to capture their efforts for others to reference."
Family Page: Parent-Student Activities

Activities related to the Elephant Sanctuary elephants that parents and students can do together at home. These activities are designed for 1st to 3rd graders.
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
There are wonderful lessons and activities to offer students as part of a thematic curriculum unit on the endangered Asian Elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenhwald, Tennessee. These lessons and activities easily tie into the strands and standards of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. For example:
  • Math:Comparing and contrasting height, weight and how much each elephant eats.
  • Science: Students learn about natural habitat and environments, how animals adapt to their environment, and why species become endangered.
  • Social Studies: Mapping skills help to answer questions such as: Where did each elephant live prior to coming to the Sanctuary? Where is Asia? Where is Tennessee?
  • Language Arts: Students write their own biographies of elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary
  • Technology Integration: Students visit the Elephant Sanctuary website and use ClarisWorks to create their own book and slideshow.
  • Civics: Students learn about non-profit organizations and they can make a difference in helping endangered animals.

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Elephant Sanctuary photo's are used with permission of the Elephant Sanctuary website at www.elephants.com
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Last updated by Barbara Peskin, December 2000.
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