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The thrust in the 'Kids for Tigers' programme is to help students understand the inter-relationships in nature and internalise the values and lessons in their everyday lives. Credible academic material, in other words, must be supplemented by excitement and adventure capable of touching and involving children completely. Download introductory lesson plans for your class with suggested activities and projects to be carried out by students.

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Civics Lesson: Fundamental Rights and Duties

To introduce children to the Ten Fundamental Duties enshrined in the Indian Constitution, with specific emphasis on Part IV A 45 [51A]: Fundamental Duties - (g) to protect and improve the natural environment, including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife, and to have compassion for living creatures.

English Lesson: The Tiger by William Blake
To reveal the awe and wonder that the Tiger inspired in Blake. To coax the beauty and power of the tiger to bring out the poet in each child.

Geography Lesson: Water - More Precious than Gold
To help convert geography learnings into an understanding of the interaction between climate, physical features, wildlife and the availability of fresh water for humans living on the Indian subcontinent.

Science Lesson: Energy and the Environment
To help children understand energy and think of the energy choices ahead of them. To take up a specific project to reduce the school's electricity bills and opt for safer energy alternatives.

Maths Lesson: Calculating Square Area
To calculate the area of regular and irregular objects and relate this to the battle for space we are fighting on behalf of wild tigers.

History Lesson: The Tiger in Indian History
To provide children with a feel of the shifting fortunes of tigers and how they have now come perilously close to the brink of extinction.

Understanding Wild Tigers: Questions and Answers
A compilation of some frequently asked questions about wild tigers and the forests they live in. If you have a question This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Lesson 1: Ecosystems

To explain the most basic unit of our natural environment and how it works.

Lesson 2: Biogeographic Zones
To understand and appreciate the rich biodiversity of our country.

Lesson 3: Water and Forests
To show how India's water security is linked to the health of our ecosystems.

Lesson 4: Indicator Species
To explain the concept of indicator species, giving examples of creatures whose presence or absence indicates the health of ecosystems.

Lesson 5: The Tiger, Panthera tigris
This lesson concentrates on the tiger and explains how in saving tigers, we automatically save all other species.

We hope this will help teachers, fast being recognised as India's new 'Green Force' to communicate our 'Save the Tiger' campaign to the students in their charge. These children will be tomorrow's businessmen, politicians, engineers, scientists, doctors, financiers - in other words tomorrow's decision makers. Together we can and will save the tiger… and natural India.



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