ERIC Number: ED201426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Trapper Education. Primitive Skills Series, Instructor Manual.
Kelm, Ken; And Others
The goals of this teaching module for junior and senior high school students are to introduce the subject of trapping, cover the basics of trapping and why it is important, and explain how it uses an important renewable wildlife resource. The module promotes the education of youth and adults in the positive aspects of trapping for sport and recreation and as a form of wildlife management, incorporates teaching techniques, and illustrates the tools of trapping and their practical, effective application. Participants will learn about the responsibilities that they must accept if they choose to become trappers. The material is organized into five 50-minute presentations for classroom use, adaptable to other teaching environments. Lessons cover the importance of trapping, its history, Missouri furbearers, trapping regulations, tools of the trade, how to read signs, locate and make trap sets, humanely handle trapped animals, and care for the fur. Upon completion of the course, a student should be able to accomplish 15 objectives (i.e., list 5 examples of good behavior that a responsible, concerned, ethical trapper would practice; write a paragraph explaining the reasons why there are regulations for trapping; list the 3 types of traps and briefly describe how each works). (Author/AN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.; Missouri Dept. of Conservation, Jefferson City.
Identifiers: Missouri; Trapping