Lesson 2 - Biodiversity and the Forest Connection | Subject Areas: Language Arts, Science
Biodversity and the Forest Connection
Students analyze three ecosystems to determine their interconnections and create a Venn diagram. They also discuss the value of Wisconsins forests in terms of biodiversity.
Lesson 3 - How Forests Are Managed | Subject Areas: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
How Forests Are Managed
Students explore forest management plans, multiple use, and sustainability through a simulation, video, and game.
Lesson 4 - Forest Management Issues | Subject Areas: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Forest Management IssuesLesson 5 - Many Forests, Many Values, Many Reasons | Subject Areas: Arts, Language Arts, Science, Social Studie
Students examine forest management, factors that influence decisions, effects, and conflicts through brainstorming, discussion, and issue analysis.
Students assess forest values and discover how forests shape the economy, environment, and society using games, story analysis, and brainstorming.
Many Forests, Many Values, Many Reasons
Lesson 6 - Making Broader Connections | Subject Areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
Making Broader Connections
Students make connections between forests of Wisconsin and forests worldwide and discuss challenges to Wisconsins forests by tracing the life cycle of a product and playing Forest Jeopardy. They also participate in a sustainability simulation to learn about demand.
Lesson 7 - Key Strategies For Our Future | Subject Areas: Arts, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Key Strategies For Our Future
Students learn how science, technology, and collaboration are key to sustaining Wisconsin's forests by analyzing articles. They then make predictions about the future by creating a Fantasy Future Forest.
Lesson 8 - Sustaining Our Forests-Citizens Role | Subject Areas: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Sustaining Our Forests - Citizens Role
Students discover how people in Wisconsin practice good forest stewardship and debate their own choices through jigsaw readings and dilemma cards.
Careers Exploration | Subject Areas: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Students learn about professionals in Wisconsin with forestry-related careers and examine skills, education, and experience necessary for each type of job.
Field Enhancement 1 - Tree Identification | Subject Areas: Language Arts, Science
Field Enhancement 1 - Tree Identification Tree identification cards for use with Field Enhancement 1, Tree Identification
Students are introduced to dichotomous keys and tree identification vocabulary to identify common Wisconsin trees. Print, laminate, and hang the tree ID cards (link below) on trees around your school to make a tree ID course. If you can't get outside, use the cards in a lab setting to give students experience using a dichotomous key (also found in the 7-8 Unit folder). We have had teachers say the cards are useful for students all the way from kindergarten through high school.
Field Enhancement 2 - Forest Mapping | Subject Areas: Arts, Mathematics, Science
Field Enhancement 2 - Forest Mapping
Students work in groups to map features of a forest plot using data collection, tree identification, measurement, and ageing.
Field Enhancement 3 - Forest Diversity | Subject Areas: Science
Field Enhancement 3 - Forest Diversity
Students study and collect data on three components of diversity that can be found in Wisconsin forests.
7-8 Standards Addendum