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19 resources with the concept the wilderness

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My Side of The Mountain: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Some money, a pocketknife, a ball of cord, and some flint and steel ... is that enough for a 14-year-old to survive alone in the wilderness? Scholars explore the topic of survival with the novel study for My Side of the Mountain....
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Hatchet

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
A brief introductory presentation illustrates many images from Gary Paulsen's Hatchet. From berries to black bears, young readers take a quick trip through Alaska during a class reading unit.
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Winter Survival/Hike

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Hibernation isn't just about staying fed, it's about staying warm. Young environmentalists explore the importance of staying warm in the wilderness with a short lesson about surviving in the wild. Using gelatin to represent warm-blooded...
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ELD Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th
Take a trip to the outdoors with this ELD lesson. After watching a video about the forest (not included in the lesson), pupils practice defining a list of given words about the wilderness. Teachers can alter these words based on his or...
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Distress Signals

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Protect young campers from finding themselves lost in the woods with a series of instructions and exercises about wilderness survival. Focused on alerting others to a problem or to their whereabouts, the lessons guide middle and high...
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The Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the history of the National parks. In groups, they discuss the concepts of conservation and preservation. They discuss the use of natural resources and how some are renewable and non-renewable. To end the lesson, they...
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Outdoor Survival

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Which of the following can you survive without for the longest time: water, food, or a positive mental attitude? The answer may surprise you. Guide learners of all ages through games, activities, and discussions about surviving in the...
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Settler's Shopping List

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars browse through catalogs from the 1890's and 1900's and make a list of items needed for a year in the wilderness.
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Wilderness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the dynamic between animals and humans in the wilderness. They work together in groups share their journal entries when asked to reflect on natural areas.
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Learning from the Video Clips

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students view a wilderness video and write to explain the purpose of the video. In this wilderness video lesson, recognize how physical and living parts of the environment interact. Students understand how an ecosystem works.
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Let's Go Camping!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the necessities for a camping trip. In this camping simulation lesson, students identify what supplies to take with them on a camping trip and read the rules and regulations for campers. Students assign roles for each...
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URBAN WILDERNESS AND PARKS

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Student examine the need for and the problems of wilderness areas which are located close to urban centers. They discuss their concept of wilderness, write down their perceptions and report to the class.
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Ecotourism in National Parks and Wilderness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research a wilderness or natural area and develop a plan for ecotourism.
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Following Directions - Ndakinna Wilderness Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students draw a diagram of the steps used to camouflage a person.  In this biology lesson, students watch and take notes on a video about using camouflage as a tool to observe nature. Then students follow instructions to create a diagram...
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Wilderness Training

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students explore how to prepare for a wilderness journey. In this wilderness survival lesson, students construct a compass from a magnet and a sewing needle.
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My Wilderness Adventure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars use a story starter and given questions to continue their adventure. They use the Internet and books to research about winter survival skills, how to find food, water and shelter in the snowy mountains and discover...
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Understanding Wilderness

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research and analyze an historical wilderness issue or event after discussing opinions on preservation of wilderness and key players and events in the history of wilderness preservation. After research is complete, students...
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Wilderness

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the wilderness of New England. They create in their journals what they believe wilderness is.
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The Muir Image

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners, in groups, discover how they can protect wilderness areas. They define environmentalist and wilderness and explain the importance of the National Park system.