Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Learning from the Land, Wisconsin Land Use; Teachers Guide and Student Materials, 2nd Edition, on CD
By Bobbie Malone and Anika Fajardo
A digital version of the "Learning from the Land, Teacher's Guide and Student Materials" is now available on CD and has also been updated to accompany the revised student reader.
"Learning from the Land: Teacher's Guide and Student Materials" is designed to engage students in a more in-depth exploration of the content introduced in the text. Two or more activities are provided for each of the eight chapters in the text. Several of these activities center on geographical skills such as map-reading (historical, topographical, contemporary) and map-making. These activities demand the use of higher-level thinking skills while integrating a wide range of learning styles. Activities are suggested for both individual and small group purposes. Easily reproducible maps are included in the guide. Additionally, an assessment is available for each chapter.
Also available: "Learning from the Land" Student Reader, 2nd Edition - revised and expanded!
I Saw It on the 6 O'Clock News: Wisconsin Forest History
In this lesson, students learn about 150 years of events in Wisconsin that have led to the forests of today. They participate in a live newscast from the past by conducting interviews of being interviewed. After watching the newscast, the class organizes the news events into a timeline and draws pictures to represent these events.
LEAF Program Information
This lesson is a sample lesson from LEAF, Wisconsin┐s K-12 forestry education program. The LEAF program was formed from a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education at UW-Stevens Point. LEAF provides forestry education resources for Wisconsin educators, including a K-12 forestry lesson guide, on-line forestry-related resources, and urban forestry and wildland fire lessons. Services include professional development opportunities for Wisconsin teachers, school forest assistance, and curriculum consulting. LEAF also provides a directory of forestry field experience providers, workshops for non-formal educators, forestry landowners, and foresters, and various special event opportunities.
LEAF Lesson Guide
The LEAF Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Lesson Guide provides educators with complete interdisciplinary units designed to present an overview of forests and forestry in Wisconsin. The Lesson Guide is divided into six units: K-1, 2-3, 4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12. Units contain between five and eight classroom lessons, a careers exploration, and up to three field enhancements. All lesson materials are correlated to Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. Teachers receive the Lesson Guide in a 12-hour workshop that covers background information on Wisconsin┐s forests and an introduction to the use of the lesson materials. The workshop is offered around the state at various times and can be taken for graduate credit.
To Learn More
For more information about LEAF and any of their resources and services, visit: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/leaf or call 715-346-4956.