How can the Migratory Bird Act be an influential learning tool in your classroom? From learning about the observation and classification of new species of animals, to how legislation can be passed to truly help endangered species, to how even small changes in culture can make a big difference in a global problem, the Migratory Bird Act reaches many levels of learning that can be made real with your students.
For younger classrooms (grades K-3), a wonderful resource is the book called She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on her Head! By Kathryn Lasky. This book begins the conversation around using animal parts as part of fashion and how the work of a few passionate individuals can change the way people look at their own culture. This is an easy jump to begin the discussion of endangered animals due to human interference such as poaching for ivory trade or rare pelts. It just might inspire some of your students to become advocates for change!