Salmon Bears, The Teachers' Guide

Salmon Bears, The Teachers' Guide


Salmon Bears, The Teachers' Guide


Ian McAllistor and Nicholas Read

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Summary: This 58-page guide presents activities and teaching strategies for using The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest in the classroom. Topics include:

  • Ecology: interactive web of life and food chain projects
  • Math: calculating weight gain for hybernation
  • Research: plant field guide, estuaries, species comparisons
  • Language Arts: vocabulary exercise
  • Biology: salmon and bear life cycles
  • Discussion topics: trophy hunting and salmon farming

Book Summary: Extensively illustrated with Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Salmon Bears explores the delicate balance that exists between the grizzly, black and spirit bears and their natural environment, the last great wilderness along the central coast of British Columbia. In clear language suitable for young readers, the authors describe the day-to-day activities that define the lives of these bears through the four seasons. This is also very much the story of the Great Bear Rainforest—a vast tract of land that stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border and contains some of the largest stands of old-growth forest left on the West Coast. The Salmon Bears focuses on the interconnectedness of all life in the rainforest and makes a strong case for the importance of protecting this vital ecological resource.

The teachers guide for The Salmon Bears is free to download and copy. The book can be purchased online from Orca Book Publishers in the United States and Canada.