Living safely with Crocodiles
An Education Kit for Grades 5 - 7
What you need
art paper, coloured pencils, oil based crayons
Read text, construct flow chart illustrating stages in farming crocs
Discuss issues related to mass farming in commercial of crocs
Construct croc skin products
- Explanation of processes involved in commercial farming of crocs
What you do
a) Flow Chart
Read the croc farming
as a class. Brainstorm to make a list of the procedures that are involved in farming a croc from an egg to the production of a croc hat band or croc skin shoe.
Working in small groups, ask students to illustrate each step of the procedure and to make labels for each.
Put each illustration into a box and connect the boxes with arrows to form a flow chart. See example. Display the flow charts around the classroom.
Discuss the various views that people such as animal liberationists and croc skin wearers might have about farming crocs.
In small groups, ask students to discuss a statement such as 'Some practices in farming crocs are cruel' and to list reasons for and against the statement.
As a whole class ask each group to present their ideas. Record all responses for the class to view.
To follow up this activity, discuss what information would be required to make an informed judgement on these issues. Help students to research this information to clarify their ideas.
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