K-1 Wisconsin Forestry Lesson Guide
 

 

K-1 Unit:
(5 classroom lessons, 1 careers lesson, 3 field enhancements)
The K-1 Unit is an introduction to trees and forests. Students learn about the parts of a tree, what forests are, and why they are important.
K-1Intro.pdfIntroduction

Lesson 1 - Tree Hardware | Subject Areas: Arts, Language Arts, Science
Students are introduced to the parts of a tree and its life stages through songs, games, and role playing.
K-1L1.pdfTree Hardware

Lesson 2 - What's in a Forest? | Subject Areas: Arts, Science
Students learn about living and nonliving parts of a forest by playing a game and creating artwork.
K-1L2.pdfWhat's in a Forest?

Lesson 3 - My Favorite Forest Use | Subject Areas: Arts, Science
Students discover the value of forests by studying Tree Spy collages and singing a song.
K-1L3.pdfMy Favorite Forest Use

Lesson 4 - Forest Product Time Machine | Subject Areas: Arts, Science, Social Studies
Students explore historical uses of forest resources and compare them to present day goods by surveying pictures and creating drawings.
K-1L4.pdfForest Product Time Machine

Lesson 5 - Animals Need Forests Too | Subject Areas: Arts, Science
Students find out what forests do for animals and play a game to search for basic needs.
K-1L5.pdfAnimals Need Forests Too

Careers Exploration | Subject Areas: Arts, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Students learn about forestry-related careers, participate in a matching exercise, and draw their favorite career.
K-1Careers.pdfCareers Exploration

Field Enhancement 1 - All About My Tree | Subject Areas: Arts, Science
Students adopt a tree and record their observations to create a class scrapbook.
K-1FE1.pdfAll About My Tree

Field Enhancement 2 - Sensing the Forest | Subject Areas: Arts, Science
Students use all of their senses to discover the living and nonliving parts of a forest.
K-1FE2.pdfSensing the Forest

Field Enhancement 3 - Searching for Basic Needs | Subject Areas: Language Arts, Science
Students examine the needs of animals and evaluate if their playground can support various critters.
K-1FE3.pdfSearching for Basics Needs

K-1 Appendix

K-1Appendix.pdfAppendix

K-1 Standards Addendum
  K-1 correlation 2013.pdfK-1 Standards Addendum