What's Wrong?
Cat's Got Your Tongue!


















This TopicQuest was designed for Douglas and Lexus Watkins.
By Konya Watkins, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher




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          Did you know that cats have survived 30 million years of environmental changes? There are all kinds of cats in the world today. There are big cats such as lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars.  There are also middle-sized cats, small domestic cats, and wild cats. Today, we are going to learn how to take care of and how to protect them.







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1. Some cats, with all of  their claws cut, are the gentlest and most playful companions of children your age. Come and visit Sierra Safari Zoo to find out more on cats.
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2. Cats are found in many different places in the world. Most of them are friendly animals, but it is always important to know how to treat them. This National Zoo website tells you some of the places you can find cats, and   visit this wesite Cat Facts to learn a little more about the history of these big and small cats.
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3. Come and find out some other amazing things about different kinds of cats at Animal Planet's Cats.
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4.  Protecting cats is an important job for zoo keepers and cat owners. Come and learn about some things you can do to help keep cats stay happy and healthy by visiting, How to care for your Cat.
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5.  To learn even more about cats, this website Humane Society, shows you many other new and exciting things about cats.
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6.  My Online Encyclopedia websites tell more interesting things about cats and what they need to survive.







Mission
I hope you have learned a little more about cats today. We are going to travel by taking an imaginary trip to Zoo Atlanta, in Atlanta, Georgia. Let's pretend that you are a zoo keeper and it is your job to watch over the cats. You will have kids from all over the world visiting you today. You must tell them some of the things they can do to care for the cats and what you do to keep them safe.  To do your mission, you must follow the four steps below:



Mission Steps

1. Explore this webpage, National Zoo. Look at the pictures of the cats and read about some of the things a zoo keeper does to care for their cats.

2. Find the cat that you like the most and draw a picture of it.

3. Write your own story about you and your favorite cat.  Tell why this was your favorite cat?
 
4. Write two things you think the zoo keeper does that is most important when caring for cats.  Tell the kind of cats you would like to keep and what you would do to keep them healthy and safe.











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