Going Out on a Limb-Plant Communities of Wisconsin Central Sand Plains (view)

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Lesson 1: Central Sand Plains Plant Communities of Wisconsin
Learning goals:
Use the natural landscape as a text., Connect with one's sense of place., Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of glaciers of natural and cultural systems of Adams County., Use writing as a means to compare and contrast.
Keywords:
Environmental Literacy, Place-based Education, Disciplinary Literacy
Lesson 2: Natural Divisions and Glacial History
Keywords:
Environmental Literacy, Place-based Education, Disciplinary Literacy
Lesson 3: Life Cycle and Structures of Plants
Keywords:
Environmental Literacy, Place-based Education, Disciplinary Literacy, Glaciers, Forest Communities, Plant Structures

Summary

Through a study of the Central Sand Plains region of Wisconsin, students will participate in learning experiences both in the classroom and outdoors, so that they can recognize and identify natural divisions and forest types within this region. Students will learn how the conditions essential for a native forest community can help us make decisions about what foods grow best in our region. They will write a research piece to compare and contrast the life cycles and structures of two plants, one forest and one garden plant) we have studied.