#CelebrateWithDE – National Bison Day

On November 4, 2017, celebrate the Bison: the national mammal of the United States thanks to President Obama’s official designation in 2016. On this day, we recognize the magnificence and significance of the bison, also known as the buffalo, in regards to our environment, economy, and history.


Featured Resource

United States: Official National Mammal
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, Video Segment

Reviews the commemoration of National Bison Day and explains why President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act into law on May 9, 2016.


LEARN ABOUT BISON

A variety of digital media helps students build background knowledge and get a glimpse into bison behavior and history.
 
Bison Cam
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Video Segment

Bison are the largest land mammals in North America. They live on the grasslands and are herbivores eating grass and shrubs.
 
Life on the Prairie: Bison
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, Social Studios Techbook
Grades 6-8, Video Segment

Discusses the bison population, its migration and extinction.
 
Bison
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Encyclopedia Article

Reviews the anatomy, behavior, and history of the bison.
 
Stuff You Should Know Podcast: What Saved the American Bison
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Audio

The pre-colonial range of the American bison stretched from Canada to Mexico. From 1820 to 1880, the population dwindled from 30 million to just over 1,000. Join Josh and Chuck as they explore how bison were brought back from the verge of extinction.


APPLY

Discovery Education has a beautiful collection of images of bison, both close-up individual photographs and sweeping landscape photographs featuring bison herds. They are captivating images deserving of careful attention and description. The SOS strategy Figure It Out Together encourages students to combine information from video and images to develop their figurative language skills. Use the video The World from Above: Northern Valleys, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming to give students context for the landscape.
 
Herd of Bison
(Canadian Version)
Science Techbook
Grades K-2, Image

 
 
Yellowstone Bison
Social Studies Techbook, Math Techbook
Grades 6-8, Image

 
 
 
Bison on Snowy Hill
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Image

 
 
Group of Bison
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Image

 
 
Two Bison Near Water
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Image

 
 
 

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  1. Xe toyota giatot said:

    Thanks your information On this day, we recognize the magnificence and significance of the bison, also known as the buffalo, in regards to our environment, economy, and history.

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