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Should Zoos Exist?
We are currently working on a mini research project in class that focuses on, "Should Zoos Exist?" Students will be watching video clips and reading several nonfiction articles that provide facts and information about whether zoos are helpful or harmful to endangered animals. Students will learn how to identify the main idea and details and write summaries. At the end of the unit, students will write an opinion essay using relevant facts and information from the video clip and articles to support their claim. To the left is a video clip of how the Phoenix Zoo is helping an endangered animal. Click on the picture to view the video clip (there may be a commercial first).