Human Ecology Teacher Resources
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Not Your Mother's Home Economics!
Students 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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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...
10th - 12th Science
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...
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...
9th - 12th Science
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...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
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...
9th - 11th Science