The main focus in the krispii project, ‘Endangered Species’, is on the development of reading and listening skills.
Resources are provided for students to develop those skills in the form of information-based texts and a podcast. Students practice filtering information as they read or listen, in order to determine the facts that are necessary to understand a particular situation.
In this case, they need to make sense of the reasons why the beluga whale is classified as an endangered species.
On top of that, students are led to explore the power of different forms of media to convey a message, and, ultimately, they will apply that understanding to their own campaign, in which they are asked to highlight the plight of another species.