The Story of the Woolly Mammoth

‘The Story of the Woolly Mammoth’ is a resource pack consisting of three lessons, set out over three detailed presentations accompanied by student worksheets, that focus on the extinction of the Woolly Mammoth as a means of teaching students about Biodiversity and Interdependence.

Aimed at Level 2, this resource fits into the Level 2 Social Studies (CfE) curriculum and focuses on achieving the following learning outcomes:

  • Identifying and classifying examples of living things, past and present, in order to appreciate their diversity. Relating physical and behavioural characteristics to their survival and extinction.
  • Understanding the interactions and energy flows between plants and animals in ecosystems, food chains and webs.
  • Understand individual contribution to scientific discovery and invention and the impact of this on society.

These resources were created by Chloe Young as part of the School of Geosciences’ Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans.

The resource is provided on a CC BY 4.0 licence and has been uploaded to TES Connect which hosts a range of lesson materials for early years, primary, secondary, and special needs teaching.

 ‘The Story of the Woolly Mammoth’ is available for full download on TES Connect.


Header image: ‘Woolly Mammoth’, by Mauricio Anton, under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic License (CC-BY 2.5).