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MICHIGAN FORESTS FOREVER TEACHERS GUIDE

 


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Divide the class into five groups.  Each group is responsible for researching one of the five time periods of Michigan forest history (see forest history module).  Using information from this website, other websites, books, speakers, and other sources; have students present their information to the class in any number of formats (scrapbook, books, murals, web page, hyperstudio/powerpoint, etc.).  Keep these reports for later use.  Below are two Project Learning Tree exercises that address history.

PLT "Then and Now", Project Learning Tree Pre K-8 Guide, Seventh Edition, page 131, Activity #40

Overview

If your community is like most others, it's now quite a bit different than it was 100, 50, 25, or even five years ago.  This activity will  help your students to understand how we, as people, affect and alter the environment in which we live.

Objectives


"Did You Notice", Part B - Making a Timeline, Project Learning Tree Pre K-8 Guide, Seventh Edition, page 367, Activity #95

Overview

In this activity, students will study changes in their local environment over short and long periods and will identify patterns of change.

Objectives

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Note Many of the activities on this website reference Project Learning Tree (PLT) activities.  PLT has copyrights on these activities but has granted permission to provide outlines to render a general ideas of what each activity covers.  There are two PLT activity books, one for Pre K-8 and another for high school (recent revisions).  There are also a number of special modules available through PLT in 2004.  For more information about PLT, visit the national website at www.plt.org and the Michigan PLT website at www.michiganplt.org


MSUElogo.tif (16254 bytes) This website was developed and created by Michigan State University Extension for the teachers of the State of Michigan.  The website is maintained by the Delta-Schoolcraft Independent School District in support of the Michigan Forests Forever CD-ROM from the Michigan Forest Resource Alliance.

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Please provide comments to Bill Cook:  cookwi@msu.edu or 786-1575