for Teachers Use the pages the way we designed them, or customize the
pages as appropriate for your class. (Just download our page,
your Word application, enter your own questions, categories,
or spacing — and print!) Tips for using your journals:
Bookmark this special Weather
Page for current temperatures in crane habitat.
a cover and 10 journal pages
(1 per migration update) for each student. Journals can be stapled,
bound, or kept in each student's pocket folder to pull out on
"Journey North days."
the map — a reminderthat
we're tracking two flocks in spring. By
keeping track temperatures at each "dot" indicated,
students will have a basis for their predictions. (Also
see our before-migration
a Map of Whooping Crane Habitat.)
My Headline is a chance for students to identify
the main idea of each Web update in their own creative way.
is a place to sum up the week's highlights in a paragraph with
supporting details. Encourage students to compare and contrast
the two populations throughout the migration season.
our Journal Questions. We've allowed space for students
to answer any or all of the excellent Journal
Questions that appear in each migration update and many lessons.
(They can flip the page over for more space.)
Thematic Journals. The whooping crane migration study
is rich with concrete examples of key science concepts (such as
habitat, adaptations, ecosystems, seasons and cycles). See more
tips on teaching themes and Journey North journals: Building
Understanding Through Long-term Studies.