areas addressed in the lessons include Arts, English Language Arts,
Math, Science, and Social Studies. The Wisconsin Model Academic
Standards and H. Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory were referenced
during the development of the guide. The LEAF Lesson Guide is based on
principles outlined in the LEAF Conceptual Guide To K-12 Forestry Education in Wisconsin.
The unit-based lessons are divided by grade levels: K-1, 2-3, 4, 5-6,
7-8, and 9-12. Lessons build upon one another to provide connectivity in
the students' educational experience. When taught as a unit, these
lessons provide students a well-rounded understanding of forestry in
Wisconsin. You may find that they are also effective when taught
individually and integrated with other classroom material. Each lesson
includes an introduction, step-by-step procedure for activities, and a
conclusion. Formative assessment is woven throughout each lesson.
Questions with answers are provided to help teachers follow the level of
understanding of students. Summative assessment ideas are listed at the
end of each lesson. Suggested activities have students apply what they
have learned in a new way.
There are hundreds of interesting and exciting forestry-related
careers. In each lesson you will find a career profile of a forestry
professional working in Wisconsin. Use these profiles to help students
explore careers by reading them aloud, copying and handing them out, or
creating a bulletin board. At the end of each unit is a careers activity
that utilizes the career profiles from the unit.
Take your students outside for some hands-on learning and fun with
forestry field enhancements. Each unit contains at least three field
enhancements that can be done in your schoolyard or school forest. These
activities are designed to enhance the classroom lessons by adding
tactile elements and exploration.