Essential questions: What is poaching? How do humans help and harm wildlife? How can technology help protect wildlife?
Two fascinating texts explore how scientists and conservationists are working to protect animals from poachers.
Learning Objective: to synthesize information from two nonfiction texts about poaching
1. PREPARING TO READ
2. READING AND DISCUSSING
3. SKILL BUILDING
Why is poaching a concern? What can be done to “turn the tide” against poaching? Explain your answer, using evidence from both texts.
In a well-organized paragraph, explain one way that the problem of poaching can be solved. Support your ideas with text evidence.
Mohandas Gandhi said, “The more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” What does this quote mean? How does it apply to the problem of poaching? Answer both questions in a well-organized essay. Support your ideas with information from both texts.
Literature Connection: Texts that explore the relationship between humans and the natural world
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird
by Phillip Hoose (nonfiction)
by Carl Hiaasen (novel)
"Conservation as a National Duty"
by Theodore Roosevelt (speech)