Human Ecology Teacher Resources
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Human Ecology: How it Relates to Population
Ninth graders are introduced to the concept of population. In groups, they research the problems associated with overpopulation and underpopulation. They practice calculating birth and death rates and discus how they can be used to describe a country. To end the lesson, they focus on the role of women in population and how to voluntarly and involuntary control population.
The Gaia Hypothesis: An Approach to Problem Solving in the Environment
Learners are introduced to the Gaia hypothesis by examining a conceptual sketch. In groups, they analyze the way they can use Dewey's method for problem solving to solve problems within the environment. They are given a problem facing the environment and present their solutions to the class.
Plate Tectonics and Ecology
Young scholars explain how changes on the Earth's surface affect the organisms on it. In this earth science instructional activity, students connect this event to subsistence in Alaska. They listen to a local Elder's presentation and complete a worksheet right after.
Teaching about the Rainforest - Classroom Ideas
Students are introduced to the tropical rainforest through different ways that catch their attention such as: Visit a local botanical garden or conservatory so that students can see the variety of tropical plants in the world. They can visit the zoo, many large zoos have tropical rainforest exhibits. Before the class goes to the zoo, the teacher finds out what materials are available from the zoo's education department.
Plate Tectonics and Ecological Connections
Young scholars explain the connection among tectonic events and ecology. For this earth science lesson, students listen to an Elder talk and explain the effects of tectonic events to the environment. They write a reflection journal at the end of the lesson.
Students plan a picnic menu using the food safety rules. They pack a cooler with different types of cold packs and also pack a basket with food that does not have to be kept cold.
We Arrived 10,000 Years Ago...
Students explain ways that humans migrated from Asia and settle in the Americas. In this investigative lesson students participate in a brief archaeological demonstration and review what they learned.
An Island Story
Learners explore world geography by completing a tsunami worksheet. In this Earth science lesson, students discuss the different layers in Earth and how they create earthquakes which spawn tsunamis. Learners examine a map of Alaska and answer study questions about islands nearby.
Learners analyze earth science by completing an educational worksheet in class. In this island geography lesson, students identify the different types of islands on Earth, how they are formed and the amount of islands found in Alaska. Learners define a list of vocabulary terms and complete a worksheet based upon island facts.
Signal Transmission in the Nervous System
Students determine the speed of nervous transmission in an integrated nervous system. Students understand the differences between signal transmission in a single neuron and in a nervous system. Students create a little group rapport.
Not Your Mother's Home Economics!
Middle schoolers research, examine and study about the history of home economics and the women who were responsible for designing a whole field of study. They also discuss why this field has become called "human ecology" and the future of the field.
Threatened Arctic Species
Learners study Arctic species and their endangered status. For this Arctic species lesson, students read the article "Turning Up the Arctic Heat" and visit the NASA animation website about the warming climate. Learners select an Arctic species and advocate for funding towards the animal's conservation in a presentation they create and research.
An Island Story; Tectonic Activity
Students observe world geography by analyzing a media clip. In this earth's layers lesson, students identify the impact tectonic shifts have on land and how earthquakes and tsunamis can be the result of tectonic activity. Students view a geology video and complete a worksheet based on Alaskan islands.
Ancient Highways-Native Byways of Salmon Lake State Park
Eighth graders investigate the concept of the trail system used by the Native Americans. They compare and contrast the trails to modern transportation roadways of today. Students also define the types of information archaeologists use to locate prehistoric trails of Indians.
Signal Transmission in the Nervous System
Students explore signal transmission in the nervous system. They determine the speed of nervous transmission in an integrated nervous system and investigate the differences between signal transmission in a single neuron and in a nervous system.