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What is Team Up for Tigers?

This program is tailored to the needs of elementary-aged children from kindergarten to fifth grade. The resources found within focus on tiger conservation in the 13 tiger-range countries. This program is designed to teach children about 1) the current status of the wild tigers, 2) the culture and the people of a particular tiger range country, 3) threats to the tiger population, 4) Tigers United and our tiger conservation work and 5) how everyone can help save wild tigers.

We encourage you to introduce the program to your students through a science class or even in an after-school program. There are four lesson plans in each module to provide you with a lesson plan for each weekday. Consider this Resource Guide a foundation on which you can build and incorporate

assignments and activities that align with your state’s core curriculum requirements. For example, you can build vocabulary words into each grade that focus on tigers and conservation. Older students can calculate the percentage of habitat lost or the ratio of tigers to people within a country. You can build

writing assignments on tigers into your language arts lessons or build a tiger model into either art or science by requiring students to use recycled materials to make the model. We want to provide a framework for you and offer a program that is flexible, so teachers can adapt to their classroom and pull activities from any of the lessons or the Resource Guide.

When you have completed the program, email rlbeckn@clemson.edu and tell us the number of students in your classroom. We will ship Tigers United gifts to you to distribute to your class. You can also download a certificate of completion from our website to give to your students.

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About the Curriculum:

  • Four learning modules each with four lessons in each.
  • Easy to teach lessons
  • Various web resources including high quality videos.
  • Modules supported by accessible Google Drive resource site


Module Overview

Module 1:
  • Provides an overview of the worldwide status of wild tigers, the countries they live in today and the significant threats they face.
Module 2:
  • Focuses on basic information about tigers in India, why they are endangered and what students can do to help save them.

Module 3:
  • Lessons specifically focuses on the tigers that are endangered in Russia. The curriculum will engage students and provide a fun way to learn about tiger conservation. After this module is completed, students will have a deeper understanding of Russia and its people, tiger conservation and how they can help save wild tigers.

Module 4:
  • Lessons are designed to teach students about the South Chinese tiger, which is extinct in the wild. The South Chinese tiger was last seen in the wild in 2007 and now only exists in captivity. Wildlife officials estimate only 20 South Chinese tigers remain in captivity.

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