Idaho Rangeland Eco-region Go Fish

A Social Studies and Science lesson where students will identify and visually describe and name characteristics of ecoregions in Idaho.

Standard Topics:

Social Studies

Rangeland Topics:

Ecosystems

Standards:

4.SS.2.1.4
Describe the physical regions of Idaho, and identify major natural resources.
LS1-K-1
Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

Grade Level:

Elementary

Length:

1 hour

Format:

Lesson Plan

Location:

Indoor

A Sage Map Lesson Plan & Questions

A Geography lesson where students will compare different types of maps to draw conclusions about precipitation, elevation, and the sagebrush steppe biome.

Standard Topics:

Science

Social Studies

Rangeland Topics:

Ecosystems

Standards:

4.SS.2.1.4
Describe the physical regions of Idaho, and identify major natural resources.
CCRA.R.10
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
ESS2-4-2
Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.
LS1-1-2
Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
LS1-1-3
Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Grade Level:

Elementary

Length:

1 hour

Format:

Lesson Plan

Location:

Indoor

Short Course on Rangelands

A Science lesson about rangelands- this lesson is referenced specifically as background for the “Rangeland Poetry” lesson. It briefly covers the many aspects of rangelands; such as, multiple use, grazing, rangeland plants, importance of rangeland, and contemporary rangeland issues in Idaho.

Rangeland Topics:

Ecosystems

What are Rangelands?

Rangeland Topics:

Ecosystems

Format:

PowerPoint

What is Range?

Rangeland Topics:

Ecosystems

What is Rangeland Management?

Rangeland Topics:

Ecosystems

Multiple Use

Grade Level:

High School

Length:

1 hour

Format:

PowerPoint

Wildland Fire Effects and Management

Rangeland Topics:

Fire

Multiple Use

Grade Level:

High School

Format:

PowerPoint

Wonderful Watersheds!

A Social Studies/Geography lesson where students will identify the watershed they live in. Then they will use the computers to identify the latitude and the longitude coordinates on the boundaries of their watersheds.

Standard Topics:

English Language Arts/Literacy, Handwriting, and Speech

Science

Social Studies

Rangeland Topics:

Multiple Use

Water

Standards:

5.SS.2.1.3
Use latitude and longitude coordinates to find specific locations on a map.
6-9.GWH.2.5.4
Identify contrasting perspectives of environmental issues that affect the Western Hemisphere.

Grade Level:

Elem/Mid

Length:

Multi-Day

Format:

Lesson Plan

Location:

Both

Invasive Species Lesson

A Science and Language Arts lesson where students will learn about invasive plant species, using the IRRC’s Invasive Plant Fact Sheet and then research another invasive species and present to the class

Standard Topics:

English Language Arts/Literacy, Handwriting, and Speech

Rangeland Topics:

Life On The Range

Plants

Standards:

CCRA.R.7
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.*
CCRA.SL.4
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCRA.W.8
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Grade Level:

Elem/Mid

Length:

Multi-Day

Format:

Lesson Plan

Location:

Indoor

Invasive Plant Fact Sheet

A 2 page overview of invasive species. It covers what invasive species are, the impacts they have on the environment, how to best manage them, and it goes over the 4 main invasive species found in Idaho. *This can be used as a reference to the “Invasive Plants-Rayholes & Sage-Grouse” lesson.

Rangeland Topics:

Plants