Reflection: Coherence We Are All Connected! Earth Day Lesson - Section 4: We Are All Connected

 

Teaching this lesson and linking it to science was totally appropriate and really at their level. Environmental science is a difficult concept for many, but I am certain this experience left a lasting impression on my future conservationists. While the focus is not on specialized parts, the animals reflect those interconnected ideas through their message to the man.

To link all of that, student's ability to identify things they can do to help keep the environment healthy as well as their understanding that everything is connected told me that the lesson was successful and my strategies worked. Connecting it to Wisconsin was an easy transition as we discussed the environmental problems we have here. There is constant battle over mining in our north woods. If I taught it again, I perhaps would include an article about a local environmental issue and connect it to specialized design of the animals and plants that are affected. 

  Coherence: An appropriate lesson
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We Are All Connected! Earth Day Lesson

Unit 7: Animals: Structures and Processess
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: Students learn that all living things are connected and dependent upon one another.

Big Idea: The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry serves as the foundation for a lesson about the fragile ecosystem of the rainforest as students are introduced to environmental science.

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Science, Conservation of Energy, ecosystem, rain forest, Integration of the Arts, real world connection, adaptation, structures, adaptations of animals, animal
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