This Educator’s Guide for grades K-5 offers experiential learning opportunities for
students who watch Animal Kingdom: A Tale of Six Families, through outdoor
activities, scientific experiments, large group simulations, and creative activities in art
or drama. In each lesson, Activity 1 is recommended before watching the film, while
activities 2-4 are recommended after watching the film.
All lessons connect to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), covering interdependent relationships in ecosystems, the flow of energy in an ecosystem, environmental impacts on animals, and more. By studying the six mightiest animal families, students will see how each animal plays an important part in balancing life on Earth and how humans have a unique role in protecting the extraordinary animal kingdom.