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Teaching Where the wild things are: nature responds to the pandemic

Where the wild things are: nature responds to the pandemic

Interesting things happen when people leave. Plants creep back in, animals return, and, slowly, birdsong fills the air. The coronavirus pandemic means public spaces around the world have been temporarily abandoned. Major roads are all but empty. Public squares are eerily quiet. In response, nature is in some cases “taking over towns.” Some reports, like dolphins spotted in Venice, are fake news. But others are real.

Sarah Bekessy, et al
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How is wildlife affected by the coronavirus pandemic?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.7 - Diverse Media

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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