"Suitcase for Survival"
Ideas for Use
- Use Strategic Questioning
Strategies to help your audience to define and
explore the ideas, feelings, and values that influence
the judgments that people make.
- Checklist of what is "OK" and not "OK" to buy in the
- Survey of animals used in daily life.
- Describe 10 items that you use that have an impact on
wildlife and wildlife habitat, the origin of the items,
how they impact wildlife, and a more ecologically means
of meeting the needs that these objects fill.
- Get photos of live animals to match with the wildlife
and wildlife products in the suitcase, or even plan a
trip to the zoo to see the animals represented by the
products in the suitcase.
- Examine all products in the suitcase made from one
animal. For example, examine all products made from the
sea turtle or examine all products from the elephant.
- Examine real tortoise shell jewelry and fake.
Determine if there is such a difference as to be worth
the life of an animal to have the "real thing."
and pamphlets available with information about the
animals in the suitcase.
- Teach young kids a
about the animals in the suitcase.
- Put together brief presentations on a species,
describing its needs, present status, how it became
- Examine products in the suitcase. Ask your audience
to express their feelings about the products. Discuss the
attitudes that people have about reptiles and towards
cuddly animals, etc.
- Ivory carvings in the suitcase may be Japanese "Gods
of Good Fortune." Use this product to initiate a
discussion of the cultural use of animal products.
- Using products from the suitcase, ask your audience
to identify the product's place of origin on a world map.
- Use your imagination, and use the suitcase products
where appropriate to enrich the wildlife trade
Please feel free to suggest other ways to use the
Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois
Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by
Fermi National Accelerator
Fermilab. Funded by the
North Central Regional
Technology in Education Consortium based at the
Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Created: July, 1997