How to Use
Here are some general guidelines that apply to any of the topics featured on this website. All content for any topic can be accessed from Topics Central in the Teacher’s Lounge. Choosing a topic takes you to the topic’s Teacher’s Guide.
- Read the “Background for Teachers” essay for the topic. It contains more in-depth information that will help you answer questions and guide students’ exploration of the topic.
- Familiarize yourself with the “For Kids” content for the topic, which includes:
Review the classroom- and field-based hands-on activities in “Teacher-Led Activities” and choose the ones suited to your curricular needs and classroom circumstances.
Introduce the topic with a discussion. See “Getting Started” for some suggested discussion questions. Review the vocabulary words for that topic, also found in “Getting Started.” Definitions for all vocabulary words listed can be found in the online Naturalist’s Glossary.
With the whole class or in small groups, review and discuss the content and features of the student magazine and other student content that you’ve incorporated into your teaching or that students have explored on their own.
Do the hands-on activities you’ve selected, and follow up with review and discussion.
Download the Assessment questions and answer key for each topic to use as a tool for evaluating students’ learning experiences with Audubon Adventures.
Extend learning with topic-specific print, online, and video resources found in the Naturalist’s Bibliography.
- a 4-page “magazine” that can be used online or downloaded and printed;
- online quizzes, games, and puzzles;
- “Eye on the Wild” videos and webcams;
- a comprehensive online Naturalist’s Glossary.
Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon.