Download The Lesson: Soil Is Not Trivial
Brief Description: Using facts about the Dust Bowl, students write questions and playa trivia activity focused around the establishment of a national soil conservation program and the importance of soil. Students then explore and/or develop a plan to address a local soil conservation issue.
The student will:
- analyze, evaluate and retrieve information on the history of the national soil conservation movement in the United States;
- detail the events that led to the development of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and conservation districts;
- discuss why soil still needs to be protected today; and
- select and investigate a local soil conservation issue or develop a plan to address the issue.
ESTIMATED TEACHING TIME
Session One and Session Two: 45 to 60 minutes.
Session Three: 45 to 60 minutes, plus additional time to prepare class presentations.
Session Four: Time will vary depending on the number of team presentations and/or implementation of the students’ action plans.
Project Food, Land & People Alignment to Maine Learning Results:
Parameters for Essential Instruction Public Domain Lessons
Discipline & Standard
|A. Self-knowledge/Interpersonal Relationships||A3a, A3c||A3a*, A3c*||A3a*, A3c*|
|English Language Arts|
|A. Reading||Grade 5: A3a||A3a|
|C. Research||C1a, C1b, C1c, C1d||C1a, C1b, C1c,C1g||C1a, C1c|
|E. Speaking||E2a, E2c||E2a||E2a|
|Science & Technology|
|B. Skills/Traits of Scientific Inquiry||B1e||B1c|
|C. Scientific & Technologic Enterprise||C3b, C3c||C3a, C3b, C3c||C3b|
|E. The Living Environment||E2a|
|Visual & Performing Arts|