Primary Worksheets: Mammoth

Primary worksheets on the topic of the mammoth designed for primary school students. A basic passage with questions at the end to answer, testing the students comprehension levels.

Mammoths were hairy elephants that lived in cold climates over 4,500 years ago. They were killed off by hunters and climate change.

Like their elephant relatives, mammoths were quite large. The largest species stood at heights of 4 meters and weighed up to 12 tons!

Both male and female mammoths had tusks that can grow at a rate of 2.5cm to 15cm per year. Young mammoths have a small set of tusks and get replaced by adult tusks at the age of around 18 months.

Primary Worksheets: Mammoth

Basic Tips

When teaching a new concept to a student, make it as visual as possible. Concepts become more comprehensible. A standard lesson should follow this basic structure:

  • Introduction: gather what knowledge the students have on the topic. Assess and evaluate your level to base how much assistance they require throughout the lesson
  • Concept: teaching the actual topic of the lesson. Highlight the difficulty the students are having and apply the appropriate action. For example, if they do not understand the meaning of a word, get them to highlight it for further studying in the future.
  • Evaluation: conclude the lesson by getting the students to feedback what you have taught. Ensure they comprehend the topic and know the main points.

Build the confidence level of students through active participation. Encourage projects for them to do what they have learnt into practical use. The more engaging the lesson is, the better the result.

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Videos on the topic of the mammoth that can be used in a Primary lesson:

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