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Adams County
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Through a series of three learning experiences, taking place across multiple weeks, ...

Through a series of three learning experiences, taking place across multiple weeks, students will participate in inquiry-based learning about the county in which they live and learn. Students will write informative pieces to teach others about the natural and cultural communities of Adams County.

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English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
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Unit of Study
Author:
Ellen Wolosek
Paige Decker
Sandy Benton
Deb Diemert
Ann Benz
Dennis David
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Can I Eat This? Wild Edibles and Literacy
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Wild edible, medicinal and poisonous plants are an ideal way to connect ...

Wild edible, medicinal and poisonous plants are an ideal way to connect students to the natural world just outside their door. In this unit, students will be able to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants using guide books and plotting them on the Siftr app. Using the collected edibles, students will then follow a procedural text to create food from their wild edibles. Students will then create recipes on their own based on a wild edible of their choice to create community cookbooks.

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English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
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Author:
Amanda Bolan
Date Added:
08/08/2019
“Come High Water” from A Sand County Almanac
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Through this interactive, hands-on lesson, students will read and gain an understanding ...

Through this interactive, hands-on lesson, students will read and gain an understanding of Aldo Leopold’s essay, “Come High Water”. This lesson is best taught in April or around Earth Day when students may be doing a trash cleanup project. If students are cleaning up or exploring near a river, even better!

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English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
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Unit of Study
Author:
Brittany Hager
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Connect, Explore, Engage Template
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English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
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Author:
Sandy Benton
Victoria Rydberg
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Connect, Explore, Engage Template - Remix
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English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
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Author:
Sandy Benton
Hannah Coddington
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Connect, Explore, Engage through Phenology
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Phenology is the study of seasonal and cyclical changes in nature. In ...

Phenology is the study of seasonal and cyclical changes in nature. In this Unit, students will follow in the footsteps of Aldo Leopold and his children by closely observing the natural world around them, connecting those observations to the seasonal changes in their landscape, and developing an appreciation for the dedication of scientists like Leopold. They will Connect, Explore, and Engage with nature through poetry writing, technology-assisted exploration, and phenological observations.

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English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
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Unit of Study
Author:
Skylar Primm
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Connect, Explore, and Engage: John Muir's Boyhood Neighborhood
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John Muir is known as the father of our National Parks. His ...

John Muir is known as the father of our National Parks. His boyhood was spent in Marquette County, Wisconsin where he found inspiration in the wilderness around him. In this Unit, students will learn about John Muir’s boyhood neighborhood and actively work to preserve it, connect with Muir’s many accomplishments, understand different environmental philosophies, and saunter in nature while observing and reflecting on the world around them. Students will Connect, Explore, and Engage through intentional time in nature, reflective writing, reading inspirational passages by Muir, and using technology to document changes over time.

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English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
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Author:
Tiffany Lodholz
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Elementary Orienteering
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English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
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Author:
Sandy Benton
Rick Clark
Mary Peterson
Date Added:
08/02/2019
“January Thaw” from A Sand County Almanac
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Through this interactive, hands-on lesson, students will read and gain an understanding ...

Through this interactive, hands-on lesson, students will read and gain an understanding of Aldo Leopold’s essay, “January Thaw”. This lesson is best taught in January and/or when animal tracks are present outside.

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English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
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Unit of Study
Author:
Brittany Hager
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Landforms
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Students will identify a mountain, hill, valley, canyon, plateau, island, lake, river, ...

Students will identify a mountain, hill, valley, canyon, plateau, island, lake, river, plain, peninsula, waterfall, and volcano. They will describe landforms and tell how they are formed and change over time. Discovering how landforms were formed in our area and how these landforms have changed over time. Types of landforms we have in our area.This is a unit for second grade landforms. It will culminate in a visit to Roche A Cri State Park.

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English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Melissa Osborn
Sandy Benton
Deb Clark
Samantha Stormoen
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Urban Green Spaces and Personal Well Being - Connect, Explore, Engage
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This unit helps students explore the role green spaces play in personal ...

This unit helps students explore the role green spaces play in personal well being through observation, writing, community engagement, and shared mapping technology.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Sandy Benton
Alicia Steiner
Date Added:
08/02/2019
WI Conservation Issue Project
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Through this unit, students will learn about a conservation issue that is ...

Through this unit, students will learn about a conservation issue that is important to them through active research. They will also improve public speaking skills through the delivery of a speech.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Brittany Hager
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Wisconsin Almanac: Using Siftr to increase student awareness of the seasonal changes in nature
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At the beginning of each month, students will read and discuss that ...

At the beginning of each month, students will read and discuss that month's essay from Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac. They will then use the Wisconsin Almanac Siftr to document the seasonal changes in the natural world around them. At the end of each month, students explore the Siftr postings from their peers and identify any patterns they see in data.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Joe Riederer
Date Added:
08/02/2019