Ecological Literacy Unit activity lesson plan grade 4
TITLE OF ACTIVITY:
Welcome to the Forest and the Woodland
ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE(S) BEING ADDRESSED:
Interdependence: Species of the woodland and the forest
STANDARD(S) BEING ADDRESSED:
7.13 Interdependence and Organisms
4.6 Understanding Place
What are the plants found in the forest/woodland habitat?
Who can describe what a forest is like?
What living things can you find in a forest/woodland habitat?
Introduction to Forest/Woodland species.
Discuss focusing questions.
Review essential elements of a habitat.
Share homework assignment and add plant life to chart
Specify general habitat to forest/woodland habitat.
Go outside and identify species of the forest.
Make leaf prints
Homework-Meet a tree questionnaire.
Vocabulary sheet, leaf print materials, "meet a tree" questionnaire
CULTURAL HERITAGE CONNECTIONS:
Tree industry/Maple trees-sugaring/logging/wood heat/uses in the community of tree products.
1.15 Speaking rubric (tool)
1.19 Research (tool)
7.13 Organisms rubric (tool)
7.13 Interdependence rubric (tool)
4.6 Understanding Place (tool)