Place-Based Lesson Plans - Kansas
Place-Based Lesson Plans - Kansas
| Lesson Topic
|| Source & Page Title
| Agriculture, Wildlife
|| Over 150 lesson plans related primarily to agriculture, also wildlife. Searchable by subject, grade level or commodity. See helpful publication: Educator’s Guide: Exploring Kansas Natural Resources, Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (USDA, 2008)
|| Kansas Ag in the Classroom
|| Read Kansas Program -curriculum: Social Studies, Reading, and Writing Lesson Plans for K-12 correlated to state standards. Students use primary source materials, see multiple perspectives, and interpret complex text. The lessons contain student materials and a complete lesson plan, including the assessment
|| Kansas State Historical Society - Read Kansas!
|| Teacher-made Lesson Plans on Kansas historical topics - large variety of ready-to-use lesson plans
|| Kansas State Historical Socienty - Lesson Plans
|| Lesson Plans on Kansas historical topics prepared by Kansas State Historical Society and others using primary sources. Grades 6-12. Pioneer experience and also emphasis on territorial conflict over slavery issues.
|| Territorial Kansas Online
| Outdoor - health and fitness
|| Emphasis on health and physical fitness: 5 Active Outdoors - Lesson Plans - esp.related to great interactive map to locate nearby outdoor places to go, find trails to walk or run on, design a T-shirt to promote favorite outdoor activity, plan a family outdoor outing - identify benefits, and hiking activities with pedometers and GPS
|| Go Play Kansas - Activities
| Plant - Collecting, Scientific Collections
|| Two lessons: on how to collect plants for scientific purposes, learning about herbariums - collections of preserved plant specimens for scientific research. Actually use data from K-State Herbarium database.
|| K-State Biodiversity Information System-Educational Resources
| Plant - Herbarium databases, county flora
|| Lesson Plan: “This Place You Call Home - Flora of Your County” An technology-based activity: Familiarizes students with the KSU Herbarium collections database and how to use it. Then develop queries based on their own county’s flora.
|| K-State Herbarium - Education
| Prairie environmental education program
|| Outstanding Earth Partnership for Schools program - Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers - designed to get kids outside and in touch with natural surroundings. How to teach about prairie and natural history of Kansas. Participants receive book of lesson plans.
|| Dyck Arboretum - Education
| River-based water, geocaching, map, wildlife
|| Entire Kansas-river based River Science Curriculum: numerous fully-developed lesson plans on water quality-nutrients, bacteria, pollution (water-testing), watersheds, geocaching, river wildlife-frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, snakes, birds, mussels, tree ID (can easily adapted to Flint Hills rivers)
|| Friends of the Kaw River Science Curriculum
| Soil and soil life
|| Lesson Plans K-6 “Soil Does More than Get You Dirty.” Wonderful basic hands-on activities and learning centers to teach soil composition, erosion, earthworms, etc. Many other teaching ideas at national NRCS site:
| Kansas Natural Resource Conservation Service - Guide to Soil Activities (Grades 1 - 6)
|| Publication TRACKS disseminates information and educational resources pertaining to the natural, historic, and cultural resources of the prairie, emphasizing Kansas ecology. Pdfs of T.R.A.C.K.S. Learning Activities on wildlife, water, fish, math in nature, water, astronomy, evolution, climate change, deer, aquatic life, etc. Also can download 300+ page Nature’s Notebook full of info on wildlife and kids activities
|| Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism - Education Section