Ethnobotany Teacher Resources
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From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants
Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reading and Writing Skills Activities
A straightforward and thorough packet of reading exercises would be a solid addition to any reading unit. With worksheets that address various writing and reading skills, including word roots, narrative writing, evaluating text, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Modeling African American Scientist Ernest Just's Experiment on Parthenogenesis
A multicultural science lesson, students read a brief biography of Ernest Just and create a talk show in which they will perform an experiment after Just's work. With this lesson, students are taught to appreciate the contributions made...
9th - 12th Science
The New Explorers: 20th Century Medicine Man
Students watch an episode of the "New Explorers" that follows ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin as he travels into the Amazonian rainforest in search of plants that are new to moderen medicine but well known to the indigenous people.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Importance of Plants to Native Cultures in the Past and Present
Eighth graders investigate the founding and history of Sluice Boxes State Park. They use both primary and secondary resources to collect data. The focus is upon the use of native plants to make medicines. They write reports about several...
8th Social Studies & History
Amazon Adventure: A Case Study in Medical Technology and Bioethics
Students explore a case study. They use problem solving skills to determine initial procedures or experiments necessary slow disease and develop a drug. Students examine FDA drug approval procedures. They consider environmental and...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Touch the Past: Archaeology of the Upper Mississippi River Region
Students examine the archeology of the Mississippi River Valley. Using the internet, they expand their research to include how the Native Americans in California used plants to meet their needs. They also research a Native American...
9th - 12th Science