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Lesson Plans

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on May 17, 2007 at 12:42:39 am

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Lesson Plans/Activities (Still in process of expanding and detailing as of 1:54 pm 5/16/07)


Brief Intro to prairies (history and why we should preserve them)


Why Preserve




-Native Illinois Birds

-Field trip to look at birds



-Native Illinois/Prairie grasses

-Bring in examples to touch and see



-vase idea

-bring in examples to touch and see



-Native prairie insects



-native prairie animals

-each kid picks one, reads about it and talks to the class about it




-kids pick what grasses and wildflowers they want in their plot (appropriate percentages)

-decorate their watering can


Field trip to Rockefeller's native plant garden and Jackson park bobolink meadow


Square meter of area for each student (take care of their own area)

-watch the growth of their chosen plants, have a journal and record differences and animal, insect sightings

-take care of their area (watering), invasive non-native weed reduction


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