Setting the Stage
Introduce the photo essay to the class by telling students they will be looking at images of wolves. Ask students: what is their first impression of wolves? Why do you think the wolf has played such a powerful role in stories and fables? What does the wolf represent to them?
Introduce facts about the wolf by asking these trivia questions:
- The gray wolf was listed as endangered due to predator-control programs, loss of habitat and loss of prey. (True)*
- Wolves need wilderness areas to survive. (False)* Wolves can also survive in urban areas where there is sufficient food and human tolerance.
- A wolf pair usually mates for life. (True)*
- A wolf can consume 20 pounds of meat in one sitting. (True)*