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ERIC Number: ED056872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 22
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Birds of Prey.
Irwin, Harriet
Introducing students to different hawks and owls found in Wisconsin and building a basis for appreciation of these birds in their own environment is the purpose of this teacher's guide. Primarily geared for upper elementary and junior high grades, the concepts presented could be used in conjunction with the study of ecology. A filmstrip is employed to increase the student's knowledge and understanding of the essential role of these animals. A crucial point emphasized is the necessity for proper habitat in order for the birds of prey to survive, for if this habitat is changed or destroyed, the birds will be eliminated. Additional topics include bird characteristics, food requirements, life cycles, value of the birds in a natural community, and effects of man. The filmstrip is explained in its entirety, illustrating each frame and its accompanying script. Bracketed paragraphs provide the teacher with additional information. Also included are charts showing birds of prey found in Wisconsin, build-up of DDT residues in osprey eggs, abundance of breeding animals in a square mile, and resource materials. Two magazine articles about bald eagles and peregrine falcons are reproduced. The filmstrip is not included. This work was prepared under an ESEA Title III contract. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Madison Public Schools, WI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III