These lessons and activities are designed for elementary school teachers with students 8 to 11 years. Click here to view a menu of all elementary and secondary school lesson plans and activities. You can download lessons individually from the menu or below.
Letter to Teachers and Principals
Lesson Plan 1 – Different Lives:
Students learn to empathize with elephants while learning the differences between African and Asian elephants and comparing an elephant’s life in the wild versus a captive elephant used for the tourist industry.
Different Lives – African and Asian Elephants
African vs Asian
10 Interesting Facts About Elephants
Lesson Plan 2 – Elephants Matter Too:
Students learn to recognize similar characteristics between humans and elephants while identifying emotions that humans and elephants have in common.
Elephants Matter Too
Lesson Plan 3 – Ivory-Free Canada:
Students learn to compose letters in support of elephant conservation while recognizing letter writing is an important civic action.
Letters for Life – #IvoryFreeCanada
Letter Writing Checklist
Letter Writing Facts
All About Ivory
Lesson Plan 4 – Are Elephants Colorblind?:
Students explore whether or not elephants are colorblind, as they learn how elephants see the world.
Are Elephants Colorblind?
Miscellaneous Elephant Activities:
Elephant Coloring Book
Compassion Pledge sheet
Start Your Own Petition
Projects for Science Class and Animal Welfare/Global Citizen Clubs
Be an Elephant Ambassador!
Become an Elephant Ambassador at Your School
Birthday Fundraisers for Elephants
If you are turning 4 or 40 you can donate to help save elephants.
Eva and friends painted for the elephants at her birthday party. The elephant’s trumpet!
Class Fundraisers For Elephants
The Elephanatics Fundraising Kit is specially designed for anyone wanting to have fun and help save elephants! Included in the kit are instructions and resources to help give direction when starting a fundraiser. Take a look a the introductory letter from the kits, or contact us here to get your own free kit.
Student Ambassador, Ella, from Hillcrest Professional Development School in Waco, Texas created this exceptional presentation for her classroom and school competition. She was successful in raising awareness about the African elephant poaching crisis and made her own “Don’t Harm the Elephant Charms” to raise money for our organization. She is Elephanatics’ super Ambassador!
Photographs for Projects
Credit for the 3 photos below – Heather Wall. Permission to use for classroom projects.
Credit for the 3 photos below – Jasper Richer. All taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Permission to use for classroom projects.