Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Climate Change, Wildlife, Wildlands Lesson Plans

The United States Global Change Research Program has published a good series of lesson plans and learning activities about climate change, wildlife, and wildlands. Lesson plans and activities are available for eleven ecoregions. Click on a region, displayed on an interactive map, to locate lesson plans and activities. The lesson plans are available for download as PDFs. When you're on the resources page, make sure you also click on toolkit materials to find stand-alone, fun, educational activities. You should might also want to consider using the following video as an introduction to lessons on climate change, wildlife, and wildlands.


Applications for Education
The interactive map on the resources section of the US Global Change Research Program's website makes it easy to locate lesson plans and other activities that are geographically relevant to your classroom.

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