ERIC Number: ED469016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Prairie Stamp Activity Guide.
Blanchard, Fran; Hoofnagle, Sara Griffen
The North American prairie ecosystem is unique. Comprised of tall grass, mixed grass, and shortgrass communities, the acreage this ecosystem once covered is incredible 400 million acres (pre-settlement times), accounting for 40% of North America's landscape. Prairies are home to a great diversity of animal life, such as cottontail rabbits, black-footed ferrets, birds, waterfowl, bison, and pronghorn, along with thousands of insect varieties. This activity guide is based on 2001's Great Plains prairie stamp issue. The guide provides background information on the Great Plains and presents three different lesson sheets for students to complete: (1) Incredible Prairie Picture Show; (2) Survival Scavenger Hunt; and (3) Early Settlers. Activities sheets in the guide give grade level; list skills developed; cite learning objectives; note materials needed; suggest preparation; and outline a step-by-step procedure for classroom implementation. (BT)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Physical Geography, Social Studies, United States History, Wilderness
National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr., Reston, VA 20190. Tel: 800-611-1599 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-438-6061; Web site: http://www.nwf.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Postal Service, Washington, DC.; National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.