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The Best Sites For Learning About Penguins

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I learned from Sean Banville that tomorrow is World Penguin Day, when millions of penguins start migrating northward. Who doesn’t love penguins?

Here is a quick list of The Best Sites For Learning About Penguins (and are accessible to English Language Learners):

I’ll start with Sean’s lesson for ELL’s on World Penguin Day.

Happy World Penguin Day is a nice, informative slideshow.

Penguins of the Antarctic is a super site from PBS.

Tracking Penguins in Antarctica from 400 Miles Up is a video from The Wall Street Journal. It’s particularly good for ELL’s because it has closed-captioning.

Penguins Under Pressure is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

Learn about Emperor Penguins at National Geographic. You can also visit their photo gallery of Penguins, learn about Adélie Penguins, and get even more info on Emperor Penguins.

How Stuff Works has a ton of short videos on penguins.

Tour A Penguin is an interactive from Animal Planet.

Animal Planet also has some good videos, including King Penguins And Their Chicks and King Penguins Feed Their Chicks.

Sea World has relatively complete and accessible info on penguins.

ESL For Young Learners has a good page on penguins.

Here’s some information on how penguins are affected by global warming. It will require some modification for ELL’s.

Penguins In Peril is a video from CBS News.

Penguin Painters is a CBS video about…penguins who paint with their feet.

What Can Penguins Teach Us About Earth? is a video from ABC News.

CNN has many penguin-related videos.

Sea World has extensive downloadable lesson plans for both K-3 and grades 4-8.

Emperor penguins in Antarctica: a gallery of pictures is a slideshow from The Telegraph.

COMPOSE A MESSAGE THAT’S WRITTEN BY A PENGUIN SLIDING ON ITS BELLY: Yes, that’s what you can do at Paperboy. It doesn’t have an internal email feature, but you can copy and paste the link to your message.

You’ve got to see this video if you haven’t already:

The king penguin colony on South Georgia island – in pictures is from The Guardian.

Penguins Round the World is a photo gallery from LIFE.

Emperor penguins frolic on Snow Hill in Antarctica is from The Daily Mail.

Here’s a video of a very sneaky penguin:

Antarctica’s Emperor Penguins is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

Here’s one happy penguin:

Here are some leapin’ penguins. You can read why they’re doing it here:

Feedback is always welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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