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SUBJECTS — Science; the Environment;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Caring for Animals.
Age: 12+; MPAA Rating -- G; Documentary; 2001; 89 minutes; Color.
This movie describes the wonder of avian migration. The filmmakers got very close to the birds as they flew. The photography is spectacular.
Winged Migration will make vivid impressions on students that they will remember all their lives. It will motivate children to study migration. TeachWithMovies.com provides a complete lesson plan relating to migration, hibernation, dormancy, torpor that can be used for all or some of the following purposes: (1) introduce students to these important methods used by living organisms to adapt to their environment; (2) acquaint students with many of the concepts biologists use to describe those behaviors; (3) work with the vocabulary and explore the derivation of some technical terms used to describe migration, nomadism, dormancy and topor; (4) confirm the use of the taxonomy for animal species; (5) discuss the use of ultralight aircraft to reestablish lost migration patterns among birds; and (6) provide an example of the process by which government can act through NEPA (the National Environmental Policy Act) to protect the environment.
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Winged Migration will change the way that young people look at migration and migrating birds.
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LESSON PLAN TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction to the Lesson Plan
2. Teacher's Annotated Version of student handout: NOTES ON THE AMAZING VARIETY OF MIGRATORY, NOMADIC, AND DORMANT BEHAVIOR IN LIVING ORGANISMS
- Introduction (to Student Handout)
- Biome Migration: Seeking Evolutionary Advantage Through More Food and Enhanced Reproduction
BIOME MIGRATION AMONG BIRDS
- The Basics of Bird Biome Migration
- Flyways and Funnels
- Bird Navigation
- Model for the Evolution of a Migratory Flock
- Reintroducing Migratory Behavior in the Eastern U.S. Whooping Crane Flock
EXAMPLES OF BIOME MIGRATION IN ANIMALS OTHER THAN BIRDS
NOMADISM - FOLLOWING FOOD AND WATER
- Human and Some Other Animal Kingdom Nomads
- It's Not Classic Migration and It's Not Classic Nomadism -- What Is It?
DORMANCY: ADAPTATION WITHOUT MOVEMENT
- Dormancy's Important Impact on Human Beings
MIGRATION, NOMADISM, DORMANCY, AND THE ABSENCE OF THESE ADAPTIVE RESPONSES COMPARED
- Stress and Opportunity in Evolutionary Responses
NOTES ON THE LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE
- Scientific Classifications Are An Attempt to Describe Phenomena in Meaningful Ways
- Scientific Terms and Other Words Used in this Handout
3. An Example of Government in Action: How the
Environmental Impact Statement Process Works
4. Lecture Notes -- Discussion Questions
5. Links to the Internet
6. Other Lesson Plans
8. Curriculum Standards for the 11 Most Populous States
9. Two Comprehension Tests
a. Test on Biome Migration Among Birds
10. Vocabulary Exercises.
b. Test on Biome Migration Among Animals Other
Than Birds, on Nomadism, and on Dormancy
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