Big Floods, Big Lake (flooding)
What causes Lake Superior flooding? By taking a look at evidence from the flood of 2016 in the Twin Ports area and learning about the characteristics of floods, the mystery will be solved. Curriculum download is a PowerPoint slideshow teaching guide with links to all you need to do the lesson with your class.
Can a fish pay for your college education?
This lesson will guide students through learning about Lake Whitefish, a valuable fish for commercial fishermen, and how climate and profit impacts fishermen’s livelihood. Students will learn facts about whitefish, learn about local fishing businesses, and apply what they’ve learned using economics to decide whether their business can continue to stay open with different scenarios.
Comparing Different Cultures: Are we really that different?
The objective is for students to understand that human cultures all have common threads.
Eat Your Wetlands!
Students will discover the importance of Manoomin to the region and uncover a mystery about who has been eating the wetland plant. The Curriculum download is a PowerPoint slideshow teaching guide that has all the links you need to run the lesson with your class.
Flooded! Using data to understand a changing Lake Superior
Did you wake up in July of 2016 during a thunderstorm and the next morning see images of flooded Wisconsin rivers in the news? Floods like these could have a big impact on the Lake Superior of the future. Take a look at play-by-play data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service and US Geological Survey to help you and your students make sense of big picture impacts to our watershed and our communities. The Curriculum download is a PDF of the lesson plan. The Supporting File is a PDF containing the data packets, prediction tables, and associated student worksheets.
Google Lit Trips!
Attached is a step by step on how to download files that you can open in Google Earth that go through the places the characters a number of books go! From "Paddle to the Sea" to "Number the Stars", there's a map to explore!
Great Lakes Region Mysteries and Unexplained Events Lesson
Students will explore mysteries and unexplained events in the Great Lakes region. They will identify facts/evidence and be able to tell what is credible or not in order to create a brochure using the facts/evidence.
How Did They Get Here?
Students will investigate a variety of resources to formulate a hypothesis regarding how Rusty Crayfish arrived in the St. Louis River.
Mapping Your Place
Students will construct a large map of a place of their choosing. This place will be divided into smaller sections using a string/flag grid system. Each student will take their time to create a map of one portion of the grid to be put together into a larger whole.
Nature Idiom Lesson
Students will interpret and observe the natural world using figurative language. Students will then create a nature idiom PowerPoint with complete sentences to discuss the origin and meaning of nature idioms.