Great Lakes Teacher Resources
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Migration to the Great Lakes States
Fourth graders discover the reasons why people migrated to the Midwestern portion of the United States. In this Midwest migration instructional activity, 4th graders study vocabulary associated with the instructional activity, watch two...
4th Social Studies & History
Great Lakes Geology and the Necessity of Locks
Three class periods are required to carry out this science lesson plan on glacial movement, the Great Lakes basin, and the lock system that allows travel on the lakes. It is an ambitious undertaking as your class experiments with a...
9th - 12th Science
The Impact of Climate Change on Great Lakes Water Levels
Environmental studies stars read an article from the year 2000 about the loss of water from the Great Lakes. They discuss how climate change is contributing to the differences there and elsewhere on the planet. They discuss why water...
9th - 10th Science
Impact of Invasive Species on Food Webs and Ecosystems
Fifth graders explore how invasive species affect the Great Lakes. In this science lesson, 5th graders research invasive species and create a food chain involving the invasive species. Students discuss how the environment is affected by...
Who Are the Aliens in Our Inland Seas?
Students work in teams to research specific landforms in Great Lakes Watershed, compile information into data table, and write legend explaining landform for children's book. Students then research area surrounding landform, compile...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Biodiversity of Ontario's Natural and Manmade Islands
New ReviewIsland exploration—sounds exotic! During these three activities, high school learners explore island biogeography through a game and then analyze data collected, ask questions via BioBlitz, and present findings. Then, they must convince...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Homeschool Learning: Great Lakes of the World
In this geography worksheet, learners use the provided link to research ten of the largest lakes in the world. Students use a printed or online atlas to label and mark the ten detailed maps of the location of these lakes.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Maritime Shipping on the Great Lakes and the Link to the Lake Erie Water Snake
Eager ecology learners read about characteristics of the Lake Erie water snake and the round goby fish. They find that the goby is an invasive species, introduced to Lake Erie in 1990, and has since had an impact on the water snake...
7th - 12th Science
Fins, Tails and Scales: Identifying Great Lakes Fish
Students utilize a dichotomous key to identify 8 common Great Lakes fish families based on their characteristics. In small groups students use a diagram to determine the differences between fish and place them into their proper families.
4th - 8th Science
The Mighty Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System
Learners participate in a variety of activities in a unit about the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System. They create a diorama, read related stories, and correspond with other classes located in other port cities along the St Lawrence...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
United States Geography
Encourage reading for information with a text about United States geography. Kids read a short passage about the landforms in the United States, including mountain ranges and natural resources, and answer five reading comprehension...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Students Slide to School on Air-Powered Sled
Students locate the Great Lakes on a US map, then read a news article about a sled being used as a wintertime school bus in Wisconsin. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a map and vocabulary activity,...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History