The Topic: 
Wolves

Easier - A wolf is a wild animal that looks like a dog. Wolves are in the same family as pet dogs. Wolves live in remote forests. They hunt in packs and feed on deer, elk, and reindeer.
 
Harder - A wolf is a carnivorous mammal. When hunting, they often howl as a signal to other wolves in their pack. Females have four to six pups each spring. In many areas, the wolves are nearly gone because they were killed by humans. Wolf recovery programs are reintroducing wolves to remote forests. Many people such as ranchers are unhappy about these wolves. They say that the wolves will kill their cattle and sheep. Others see the reintroduction as important in reestablishing a balance in nature.
 
 
International Wolf Center at Ely, Minnesota
http://www.wolf.org/
Explore information, images and sounds, and the Wolf Recovery Program.
 
Wolf from Canadian Wildlife Service
http://www.ec.gc.ca/cws-scf/hww-fap/wolf/wolf.html
Facts on the behavior, life cycle, habitat, and diet of wolves.
 
Wild Wolves at PBS Nova Online
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/wolves 
Hear the call of the wild, find out how wolves are making a comeback, and discover the ancient connection between dogs and wolves.
 
Wolves of the World
http://www.cosmosmith.com/wolfpage.html
This online encyclopedia covers the wolves of North and South America and the World. This site is also the starting point for the Web 'Ring of the Wolves.'
Other Comprehensive Sites on Wolves:
2) Behavior and Ecology of Wolves by J. Zgurski http://www.ualberta.ca/~jzgurski/
3) Wild World of Wolves http://www.boomerwolf.com/
4) Wolves http://www.icebox.k12.mi.us/~bvanpelt/basics.html
5) Wolves Online http://wolvesonline.port5.com/
 
Choose a project and use the Weblinks to help solve the problem or complete a project.
 
Wolf Scientist. The International Wolf Center has a wolf recovery program. Track a wolf in the program using the information provided at the site. Create a HyperStudio stack for your wolf that includes images and sounds. Include maps and information about the movement of your wolf.
 
Wolves: Friends or Enemies. Some people think that wolves should be hunted, and others think they should be saved. Where do you stand on this issue? Learn more about the topic and hold a debate. Related topics to debate are whether to remove wolves from the endangered species list and the reintroduction of wolves. You can find more information about this topics at: 
1) Annual Report at Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery
http://mountain-prairie.fws.gov/wolf/annualrpt99/
2) Defenders of Wildlife http://www.defenders.org/
3) FB Welcomes Judge's Clarification on Wolves (Farm Bureau News) http://www.fb.org/news/fbn/98/01_26/html/fbwelcomes.html
4) Gray Wolf Recovery http://midwest.fws.gov/wolf/west/index.htm
5) Methods to Reduce Wolf Conflicts with Domestic Livestock http://www.r6.fws.gov/endspp/lococo.htm
6) R. Maughan's Wolf Report http://www.forwolves.org/ralph/wolfrpt.html
7) Undoing Our Mistakes at the Why Files http://whyfiles.org/015species_restore/index.html
8) Wolf Recovery Delisting Goal at Cattlemen on the Hill http://hill.beef.org/policy/20wrecdel.htm
9) Wolves at the National Wildlife Federation http://www.nwf.org/wolves/index.html
10) Wolves in North America http://midwest.fws.gov/wolf/learn/ea98-48.htm
11) Yellowstone Wolf Report by J. W. Uhler http://www.yellowstone-natl-park.com/wolf.htm
 
World of Wolves. There are many kinds of wolves such as the gray wolf, red wolf, and Asiatic wolf. Compare and contrast the characteristics of the wolves from around the world. As a class, choose the wolf image that will be used in the center of your "world of wolves" poster.
 
Day in the Life. Write about a day in the life of a wolf. Include information about its activities, life cycle, diet, and habitat. Use information from the Canadian Wildlife Service.
 
Wolf Child. Throughout history there have been stories about children who were raised by wolves. The most famous wolf children were Romulus and Remus who were twins and founded Rome. Write a story about a wolf child.
 
Wolves in Language. Our language is full of references to wolves. Choose a reference such as "hungry as a wolf" or the wolf from "The Three Pigs". Is this an accurate representation? Why or why not?
 
Complete A Wolves WebQuest. Follow or adapt the procedures found at the webQuest sites:
1) Conflict Yellowstone Wolves (Planet Earth) http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/mtr/ConflictYellowstoneWolf.htm
2) Wolf WebQuest by B. Liptak & L. Forti http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/bliptak/webquest.htm
3) Wolves by C. Ganzel (Grade K) http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq125/
 
 
Websites By Kids For Kids
Arctic Wolf at SchoolWorld's Endangered Species Project
http://www.schoolworld.asn.au/species/arcwolf.html
This student project tells a little about the arctic wolf and asks for assistance in their protection.
 
Gray Wolf (Canis lupis) - A Section of 'The Wild Habitat', A 1997 ThinkQuest Project 
http://library.thinkquest.org/11234/graywolf.html
Here is a brief page of information about the physical characteristics, habitat, and daily life of this wolf.
 
Mexican Gray Wolf 
(Part of 'Say Hello to the Whoopers and the Wolves', a 1999 ThinkQuest Project) 
http://library.thinkquest.org/28396/mexicanwolf.htm
This section concentrate on providing information about the species and their reintroduction into regions of New Mexico.
 
Wolf Pack (1999 ThinkQuest Junior Project) 
http://tqjunior.advanced.org/5971/
Learn about wolf species, their den habitat, and how people regard them.
 
Wolves (1999 ThinkQuest Project) 
http://library.thinkquest.org/27370/mainpage.html
This website from Switzerland covers the different wolf species, their evolution, anatomy, social behavior and structure in the pack, their senses and face expressions, communication, family life, and more.
 
Wolves in Alaska (1998 ThinkQuest Junior Project)
http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/3874/
Learn about wolves in Alaska including what they eat, their habitat, how they raise their pups, and other scientific information.
 
More Wolf Websites
Arctic Wolf at Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/dog/Arcticwolfprintout.shtml
This site gives brief information about the Arctic wolf.
Related Wolf Pages at Enchanted Learning:
2) Gray Wolf http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/subjects/mammals/dog/Graywolfprintout.shtml
3) Red Wolf http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/subjects/mammals/dog/Redwolfprintout.shtml
 
Born To Be Wild: Mexican Gray Wolves Return Home at Discovery Online
http://www.discovery.com/stories/nature/wolves/wolves.html
Here is a series of articles on the reintroduction of Mexican Gray Wolves to the canyons of Arizona's Blue River.
Related Websites:
2) Mexican Wolf Recovery Program from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service http://mexicanwolf.fws.gov/
3) Reintroduction of the Wolf into the Southwest U.S. http://www.ems.psu.edu/Wolf/
 
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) 
http://www.primenet.com/~brendel/wolf.html
This website has information and pictures on the habitat, behavior, and life cycle of the Gray Wolf.
Other Similar Websites:
2) Gray Wolf at Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/dog/Graywolfprintout.shtml
3) Mexican Gray Wolf (El Lobo) http://www.desertusa.com/mag98/mar/papr/du_mexwolf.html
4) Mexican Gray Wolf Web Site for Kids http://mexicanwolf.fws.gov/kids/
 
Planet Earth Conflict: Yellowstone Wolves 
http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/mtr/ConflictYellowstoneWolf.htm#Introduction
Your task will be to analyze the Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf problem, and draw your own conclusion to the following question. Should the wolves in Yellowstone National Park be removed?
Related Website:
2) Wolves at the Grizzly Discovery Center http://www.grizzlydiscoveryctr.com/
3) Yellowstone Wolf Report by J.W. Uhler
http://www.yellowstone-natl-park.com/wolf.htm
 
Protecting the Wild Ones: Timber Wolf 
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/er/factsheets/mammals/Wolf.htm
Here you can find photos and lots of information on these endangered wolves.
Related Websites:
2) Timber Wolf Information Network http://www.timberwolfinformation.org/
3) Kids Only Section: Information On Wolves at Timber Wolf Information Network http://www.timberwolfinformation.org/kidsonly/kidsinfo.htm
 
Red Wolf at The Wild Ones 
http://www.thewildones.org/Animals/redWolf.html
This website provides information on the animal's habitat, diet, and range.
Other Red Wolf Websites:
2) Red Wolf: Canis Rufus at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://species.fws.gov/bio_rwol.html
3) Species Survival Program: The Red Wolf http://www.pdza.org/specsurv/specsurv.html
4) Red Wolves http://www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org/home_e.html
5) Red Wolves of Alligator River http://www.nczooredwolf.org/
 
Searching Wolf 
http://www.iup.edu/~wolf/wolves.htmlx
This links page connects you to several other wolf sites.
 
Timber Wolf Information Network 
http://www.timberwolfinformation.org/
This website's mission is to increase public awareness and acceptance of the wolf in its natural habitat and its ecological role in the environment.
 
Wildlife, Wolves, Endangered Species at SMART Projects
http://www.ed.uri.edu/moresmart/Veazie.html
This site contains several links to wolf sites.
 
Wolf at Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Wildlife Notebook Series 
http://www.state.ak.us/local/akpages/FISH.GAME/notebook/furbear/wolf.htm
Here you find a brief description of wolves.
Another ADF&G Website:
2) The Wolf in Alaska http://www.state.ak.us/local/akpages/FISH.GAME/wildlife/geninfo/game/wolfhome.htm
 
Wolf Information at Lioncrusher's Domain 
http://lioncrusher.com/canidae/wolves/wolf_03_appearance.htm
Learn all about wolves; their different types, range, activities, hunting and food, pack life, reproduction, and much more.
Similar Website:
2) Wolf Information http://www.angelfire.com/wa/honya/InfoWolf.html
 
Wolf Recovery Foundation 
http://www.forwolves.org/
The mission of the Wolf Recovery Foundation is to foster a heritage of wild wolf communities by advocating their presence forever.
 
Wolfsong Ranch Foundation 
http://www.biopark.org/wolf/wolfsong.htm
This is the website of a foundation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and study of predator and raptor species, primarily wolves.
 
Websites For Teachers
Wild Wolves: Teachers Ideas from NOVA Online
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/ideas/2415_wolves.html
Here are lesson ideas that were sent in by other teachers.
 
Return of the Wolf! (Grade K-3, 4 and up) at Education World
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson110.shtml
Few efforts to spur the recovery of endangered animals have evoked as much opposition as recent programs to reintroduce the wolf to the wild. Are those feelings justified? These activities might help your students answer those questions.
 
Tools for Teachers at Red Wolves at Alligator River
http://www.nczooredwolf.org/servlets/Public?act=listActs
This site contains a large collection of lesson plans on wolves.
 
White Wolves Teachers Guide
http://www.sonic.net/~rodney1/teachers.html
This page has a number of classroom activity ideas for teaching about wolves.
 
Wolf Lesson Plan (Grade 10-12) 
http://www.scsc.k12.ar.us/1999outwest/members/BoneJ/lesson_plan.htm
Students develop an understanding of the wolf and the controversy surrounding reintroduction to Yellowstone.
Similar Website:
2) Wolf Lesson http://www.scsc.k12.ar.us/1999outwest/members/BoneJ/activities.htm
 
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Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, Updated by Nancy Smith 6/01.