These sites are about giraffes, the tallest mammal on earth. Learn about a giraffe’s physical characteristics, natural history, and behaviors. Includes lots of fun facts, such as how much this animal’s head and neck weigh. Students can listen to an audio file of giraffe sounds or watch several videos.
Students can conduct research on giraffes in the wild and in captivity. The objective is for students to recognize why giraffes are threatened, take a position about whether it is better to protect giraffes in captivity or let them live in the wild, and defend that position. This lesson plan utilized the Nature episode video "Tall Blondes," but can be adapted for use without it.