A FREE, ONLINE Teacher’s Guide to Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History is now available!
School visits by author Beckie Elgin are available, both in-person and on Skype.
Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History was created for middle-grade readers, but is being enjoyed by all ages. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide includes Next Generation Science Standards Correlations for grades three through eight.
Students follow this remarkable animal as he searches for, and finally finds, what he was seeking during his three year, 4,000 mile trek. Along the way, they discover fascinating facts about wolves and meet the humans that helped in Journey’s long trek.
Students enjoy the many photographs, maps, and sketches that help tell the tale of this courageous wolf. The Teacher’s Guide includes interesting facts about wolves, activities to enjoy, and questions to ponder for various age groups.
Schedule a School Visit in person or on Skype with author, Beckie Elgin!
These entertaining yet educational sessions tell the story of Journey while explaining how essential wolves are to the environment. Key ecological concepts are reviewed, including trophic cascades and keystone species. Wolf behavior, hunting habits, and family life are taught. The role humans play in the lives of wolves is also explored.
Kids love to learn about wolves and they enjoy writing about them too. A brief writing exercise helps students integrate their learning and express their own thoughts about wolves. Elgin encourages involvement from the students in a question and answer session. Discussions are created to appeal to the specific age group of the audience.
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Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History has been shortlisted for the 2017 Green Earth Book Award!
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