ERIC Number: ED247121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Illinois Natural Heritage Conservation/Education Kit III. Special Theme: Prairie and Open Habitats Ecology and Management.
Stone, Sally F.
This instructional guide contains 15 activities and exercises designed to help teachers familiarize their students with prairie and open habitat resources of Illinois. Each activity or exercise is ready to be copied and given to students. Activities include: (1) making a marsh hawk model; (2) building a prairie ecosystem; (3) investigating food chain links; (4) visiting a prairie (or an old field, pasture, grassy roadside, another open area if a prairie is not available); (4) working as a soil conservation specialist, wildlife manager, and conservation police officer; and (5) examining a fictional account taken from the journal of a young girl living and writing in modern day Illinois. The latter is recommended for all students because it provides a broad overview of Illinois' prairie heritage. Although the materials are probably best suited for students in grades 4-8, most of the activities can easily be adjusted to match the skill level of nearly every primary and secondary grade. A recommended list of appropriate exercises and portions of exercises/activities for grades K-12 and instructional strategies are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Endangered Species, Learning Activities, Plant Identification, Science Education, Wildlife, Wildlife Management
Department of Conservation, Forest Resources and National Heritage, 605 Stratton Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Conservation, Springfield.; Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers: Illinois; Prairies
Note: For other titles in this series, see SE 044 715-718.