Big Cats Education

Subjects: Science & Health, Social Studies
Grade Level: All
Source: Nat Geo WILD

National Geographic Education presents free resources for teachers, including standards-based lessons and activities for social studies and science, grades K–12, on biology, habitat and conservation of big cats in the world. Specific resources include: interactive maps, facts, case studies featuring real-world conservation projects and career profiles, photos, videos and much more. To access these materials, visit National Geographic Education. These resources are presented in association with the Fourth Annual BIG CAT WEEK, featured on Nat Geo WILD, beginning Friday, Nov. 29, at 9 pm ET/PT. 

Kicking off this year’s week with Nat Geo WILD is Man v. Cheetah with Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson — the NFL’s fastest running back — and Chicago Bears’ Devin Hester — the super-agile wide receiver and kick returner — both taking part in an extraordinary challenge to literally go one-on-one in a first-ever race with a cheetah at Busch Gardens Tampa’s Cheetah Run attraction. National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence and renowned filmmakers Beverly & Dereck Joubert present a film from the bushes of Africa, Game of Lions, and big cat wrangler Boone Smith goes deep into a mysterious battle in the American heartland in Cougar v. Wolf. Also featured is Super Cat, combining the amazing features of big cats to showcase the most awe-inspiring capabilities ever seen in action. Rounding off the week is Betty White in her special, Betty White Goes Wild!

BIG CAT WEEK is an extension of the Big Cats Initiative, a long-term commitment by the National Geographic Society to stop poaching, save habitat and sound the call that big steps are needed to save big cats around the world. For more information on BIG CAT WEEK, visit or follow us on twitter @NGC_PR. For more information on the Big Cats Initiative and how you can get involved, visit

Big Cats Education

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