Trees & Forests: A Grade 6 Inquiry

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Your students will be taking on the role of Civil Servants in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Their job is to manage a piece of land in the forested Foothills of East Kananaskis Country that has been designated as mixed use. Students will be working in small teams to create a Sustainable Forest Management Plan for their forest as they complete activities, discuss and debate, modify maps while keeping sustainability at the forefront of their decision-making.

Question of Inquiry: Can your team make informed land management decisions that balance the health and sustainability of the forest ecosystem with human values, use and development? 

Main Curriculum Objectives (Alberta): Grade 6 Science (Trees & Forests)

Integrated Curriculum Connections: Language Arts (Word Work, Collaborative Work, Descriptive Writing, First Person Perspective, Newspaper Articles, Infographics), Social Studies (Provincial Government), Math (Area, Percent), Art (Negative Space, Photography, Scientific Sketching).


- Unit of Inquiry & Student Resource (141 Page PDF)

- 3 Slide Shows (Animal Game, Scientific Sketching, & Forest Evidence & Investigation)

- Connection with Conifer classroom poster

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141 pages
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1 month
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