Don't Endanger Our World

Don't Endanger Our World lesson plan

Identify and label endangered and protected species on a large 3-D paper maché globe of the earth.

  • 1.

    Study a globe and world maps to locate continents and oceans. Find a list of endangered species that indicates where the animals or plants live on Earth.

  • 2.

    To make a paper maché globe that locates endangered species, tear recycled newspaper into strips approximately 1 by 4 inches (3 x 10 cm). Crumple recycled newspaper into a large ball.

  • 3.

    Cover a table top with recycled newspaper. Mix Crayola® School Glue with an equal part of water in a shallow bowl. Dip newspaper strips into the glue, then smooth onto the crumpled ball. Layer strips to cover the entire ball. Secure a string beneath layers of paper maché for hanging. Dry completely, which usually takes at least a day.

  • 4.

    Paint the paper-maché globe with Crayola Tempera Paints and Brushes. Place continents and oceans in the correct places and in their relative sizes. Dry.

  • 5.

    Cut small paper flags with Crayola Scissors. Draw a picture of an endangered animal or plant on each flag with Crayola Fine Tip Markers. Use a Crayola School Glue to attach the drawings to toothpicks.

  • 6.

    Push the toothpick flags of endangered species into the correct locations on the globe.


  • Students research the relative sizes and locations of continents and oceans on the globe.
  • Children identify endangered plant or animal species and their habitats.
  • Students create a 3-D paper maché globe on which endangered species' locations are marked with flags.


  • Use Crayola Model Magic to create miniature endangered species. Color them with Crayola Washable Markers.
  • Use paper maché to create your favorite endangered animal. Build a support for your sculpture with wire and newspaper, then applying the glued paper strips. Paint your animal in authentic colors.
  • Find out what people can do to eliminate threats to endangered species. Be an advocate for conservation measures.