Elementary Resources

Lesson Plans

Listed below are lessons that are available to you to use with your students or on your own. All you need to do is follow the link. Each lesson is designed to address a specific Florida state educational standard. The standard and objectives are contained in the lesson descriptions.  Lessons are marked as to whether they require access to technology (digital) or are designed for students with limited access to technology.  

We are continuing to develop new content and will update these pages weekly.  

This lesson is appropriate for elementary students as a STEAM challenge.

Habitat, A STEAM Challenge

This lesson introduces the components of a habitat using  the animals and habitats found at Shy Wolf Sanctuary. Students will watch a video describing a habitat and featuring an enclosure with animals at Shy Wolf. Students will learn about why animals need each component. Finally they will select an animal, investigate that animal’s habitat requirements and design and build a model of a habitat for their selected animal. 

This lesson is appropriate for elementary students, with hands-on activities investigating the senses.

Senses, Animals Use Senses for Survival

This lesson reviews the five senses using animals at Shy Wolf Sanctuary. Students will watch a video reviewing the senses and how animals use senses to thrive in their environment.  Students can write about senses in an animal, complete a Fill-In Story Sheet and finally, they can complete interactive activities which explore how their senses work. 

This lesson is appropriate for upper elementary students and includes a real world application project with rubric.

Living With Wildlife in Florida

This lesson introduces different wildlife that live in Florida. It presents general characteristics of this wildlife and the challenges that  living with each animal offer to us. Students will have the opportunity to identify risks to different animals and then propose solutions to help humans live along side the animals safely. Students will draw a  picture of their home and indicate what each one they do to improve both their safety and the safety of the animals with whom they share space. Finally, students may be asked to develop a product which educates their peers or an audience about how to safely live with wildlife.