Contents This trunk contains all the resources needed to facilitate learning about bears in your classroom! Discussions focus on bear biology, habitats, and food sources with an emphasis on identifying bears and playing safely in in bear country.
Lesson Plans The bear trunk includes three curriculum guides from which to choose activities for your students: The Bear Connection:A Curriculum Guide for grades 4-8; Bear Trunk Lesson Plans for grades K-6; and The Everywhere Bear: Stories and Activities. Students in the upper grades benefit from additional materials available on the web.
Bears and Their Dens. Tagliaferro, L. 2004. (ISBN: 0736851216)
Bears: Polar Bears, Black Bears and Grizzly Bears. Hodge, D. 1996. (ISBN:1550743554)
Every Autumn Comes The Bear. Arnosky, J. 1996. (ISBN: 0698114051)
Grizzly Cub. McIntyre, R. 1990. (ISBN: 0882403737)
I Don't See Any Bears, Do You?. Howell, T. 2005. (ISBN: 087358886X)
The Last Bit Bear. Chisholm deYounge, S. and Ditzler Meloy, E. 2004. (ISBN: 157098431X)
The Manmade Bear. 1980
Somebody and the Three Blairs. Tolhurst, M. 1995. (ISBN: 0590539604)
Glacier. Reader's Digest. VHS video
The Great Bears of North America. VHS video
Bears. IMAX DVD
Bear PowerPoint CD-ROM with script (two versions, one for older students and one for younger students)
Grizzly bear track cast
Skulls-black bear and grizzly bear
Claws-black bear (reproduction) and grizzly bear (reproduction)
Pelts-black bear (young)
Puppets-grizzly bear hand puppet
Be Bear Aware (coloring book for distribution)
Jewels of Glacier poster and key
Bears of the Rockies poster
Three bear family sort, pattern, play activity set
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