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Students study Oregon's forests and define the location of various communities in relation to the public and private forests. In this Oregon geography lesson, students use a blank map of Oregon to mark geographic features and forests on the map with a partner. Students then use a United States Forest Service map to mark the actual locations of public and private forests. Students make a new mental map including the communities in relation to forests and a paragraph of explanation.
Young scholars compare and contrast the realistic and romantic art and literature about experiences on the Oregon Trail. Using this information, they compare their viewpoints and write messages on what they believe it was like on a trip down the Trail. They create a Hyperstudio project in groups to promote an area for traveling through.
Learners map data on employment in wood products manufacturing in Oregon counties. In this Oregon forest instructional activity, students discover the percentage of people employed in the forest manufacturing industry. Learners create a box and whisker plot for the data. Students color maps of Oregon based on the data. Learners create a report about the economic status in Oregon forestry.