Lesson Plans and Activities
Beware of the Storybook Wolves” — after reading the story by Lauren Child, this lesson plan will help students make connections between references to characters in the book, and create their own fractured fairy tale. For ages K-2.
Wolves: A Wild Animal Watch Activity from Scholastic, students will get a comprehensive look at wolves, their habitat, wolf reintroduction efforts, and the adaptations that allow wolves to survive.
Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? — a lesson plan for grades 3-5 from PBS's Nature.
Wolfquest is a great resource for lots of activity-driven lessons and more.
Saving a Species: Wolves explores the history of human-wolf interaction. From PBS Learning Media.
Lots to do at the
Great Wolf Lodge — games, lessons, activities, video and coloring pages.
Wolf Crafts to do with your class — all levels.
Wild Kids is a site just for kids — find Fun Facts, Wildkids Articles, a coloring book, the WolfQuest game, and more.
Wolf.org is a great resource for learning more about wolves, their biology and behavior. Great chart of the types of wolves. Be sure to check out the timeline outlining the grey wolf's history.
The National Park Service website has a great photo gallery of wolves in
Yellowstone Nation Park. They have additional galleries at their Flickr site.
Wolves on Film
Dragonfly TV from PBSKids — teens Zach and Gerit take you to a wildlife science center for a visit with wolves. Watch online. Learn about other related animals too with links to sled dogs and more.
Wild Wolves” from NOVA has a wonderful selection of files of different wolf howls and a Program Guide for teachers.
On Aug 18, 2006, the PBS series
NOW aired the show “ Dancing with Wolves.” Read about the show, and the issues surrounding wolves and ranchers in Montana.
In the fall of 2009, Idaho Public Television produced two shows on wolves — “
Wolves in Idaho” from Outdoor Idaho and “ Wolf Hunting” from Dialogue.