ERIC Number: ED355086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Recovering Our Heritage: Peregrine Falcons.
Iowa State Dept. of Natural Resources, Des Moines.
This education kit was compiled by Iowa's Nongame Program to celebrate the successful reintroduction of the peregrine falcon (Cedar Rapids, July 1989) after its near extinction in the state in the 1960s. This resource unit was developed to enhance the education of students and teachers in Iowa about endangered species and specifically the peregrine falcon. An introduction provides a historical perspective of the human/falcon relationship as well as information on falconry, including falconry in Iowa. Nine lesson plans address the following topics: (1) survival characteristics of peregrine falcons (grades 3-4); (2) characteristics of raptors--birds of prey (grades 5-6); (3) special adaptations of birds--feet and beaks (grades 3-8); (4) peregrine migration patterns (grades 7-8); (5) the human connection--the effects of pesticides (grades 3-6); (6) survival factors (grades 3-6); (7) the human connection--the effect of tropical forest destruction (grades 7-8); (8) efforts to recover endangered species, especially the peregrine falcon in Iowa (grades 5-6); and (9) a review (grades 3-8). Lesson plans include objective(s), method(s), background information, and, selectively: materials, vocabulary, procedures, extension activities, instructions for games, illustrations, and answers to questions. Additional materials include a glossary, Iowa peregrine fact sheet and illustration comparing the peregrine falcon and American kestrel (sparrow hawk), newsletter articles about the peregrine recovery program in Iowa including the reintroduction logo, and black and white illustrations to be used with the lesson material. A certificate of achievement completes the kit. (AA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Natural Resources, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa