Human Ecology Teacher Resources
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Not Your Mother's Home Economics!
Pupils 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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.
The Gaia Hypothesis: An Approach to Problem Solving in the Environment
Students 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.
10th - 12th Science
Teaching about the Rainforest - Classroom Ideas
Young scholars 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.
6th - 12th Science
Plate Tectonics and Ecological Connections
Students explain the connection among tectonic events and ecology. In 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.
9th - 12th Science
An Island Story
Students 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. Students examine a map of Alaska and answer study questions about islands nearby.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Students 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. Students define a list of vocabulary terms and complete a worksheet based upon island facts.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
An Island Story; Tectonic Activity
Learners 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. Learners view a geology video and complete a worksheet based on Alaskan islands.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Threatened Arctic Species
Students study Arctic species and their endangered status. In this Arctic species lesson, students read the article "Turning Up the Arctic Heat" and visit the NASA animation website about the warming climate. Students select an Arctic species and advocate for funding towards the animal's conservation in a presentation they create and research.
6th - 8th Science
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.
8th Social Studies & History
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.
9th - 11th Science