This teaching resource introduces the eight turtle species resident to Ontario and speaks to the human behaviours that puts six of these species are risk. Educators and students will learn about the importance of turtles in our culture, the turtle life cycle, turtle habitat, and what we all can do to protect Ontario turtles.
Ontario Curriculum connections include Life Systems, Earth and Space Systems, Data Management and Probability, Number Sense and Numeration, and Drama and Dance Strands variously for JK through 12. These lesson plans can also be adapted for adult learners.
This interactive presentation includes movie clips, colour images, and general information about eight Ontario turtle species. Learn how you can help save these species.
Ages: 5 to 8 years
Students investigate the importance of habitat in survival and protection of turtle species-at-risk.
Hook: Four Seasons + One!
Hands-on Activity: The Ideal Turtle Habitat
Role Play Activity: Turtle Seasons – A Year in the Life of a Turtle.
Grade 2 students from Sir Richard W Scott School in Markham created turtle habitat picture books. See samples of their work.