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CERCA Now: What Can Animals Teach Humans?


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Additional reading practice, comprehension checks, and discussion questions in under 15 minutes!


ELEMENTARY: A Symbol of Peace: The Giant Panda


MIDDLE: A Purr-fect Way to Build Up Bones

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HIGH SCHOOL: Primate Brains May Explain Humans’ Fear of Snakes

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Q1 2022 Custom Lesson


Should classrooms or schools be allowed to have pets?

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Some people believe that zoos are important for helping people understand and protect animals. Others believe they are bad for animals. Do you believe that zoos are still a good idea, so long as zookeepers treat animals well?

➡️ Modern Zoos


Humans learn from animal psychology and medical research, leading to improvements for all humans. What do researchers say animals can teach us about love?

➡️ Do Animals Fall in Love?

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• Direct Instruction in Key Skills and Concepts
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In this lesson, students will learn techniques for reading visual sources, such as timelines, maps, charts and graphs, and political cartoons.

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CERCA Slides: Nature Poetry

CERCA Slides provide one or more weeks of instruction. Whether students are remote, hybrid, or in a traditional classroom environment, teachers can use ThinkCERCA’s ready-made interactive lessons!

This set of CERCA Slides was developed to inspire everyone to be nature’s stewards! 

➡️ View CERCA Slides set here