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BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM!
THE NORTHERN FOREST: PLACE-BASED CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
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usfs logoJune 27 - 29, 2005
Over 20 teachers participated!
Visit the "Alphabetical List of Adirondack Challenges" and look for the U.S. Forest Service logo to see the products of this workshop.

Challenges Produced

Acid Rain & the Adirondacks: A Chemical Perspective

The Bugs Will Tell: Macroinvertebrates Spill the Beans

Changing Maple

Chronic Wasting Disease Debate - An Adirondack Challenge?

Ecological Profile

Macroinvertebrates

Meet the Adirondack Beaver

Nature Trail Tour Guide

River Comparison Project

Silviculture Challenge

Tourist Information Center

Tree Branch Mobiles

Water Pollution Solution

The Water We Drink and Use
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Adirondack Curriculum Project & Paul Smiths College
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  • Teachers spent a weekend at Historic Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake!
  • Developed an "Adirondack Challenge" that met New York State educational standards and focused on the Northern Forest.
  • Earned a $200 stipend!
Teachers

Teams of two teachers from any K-12 classrooms in any discipline within a school or school district, interested in developing standards-based, constructivisit curriculum for use in their classroom. Teachers came from Ballston Spa, Hadley-Luzerne, Lake Placid, Potsdam, Queensbury, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake school districts.

At the Workshop:
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  • Teachers collaboratively developed a challenge to be used in their classroom;
  • Had opportunities to share ideas and experiences with other North Country educators;
  • Interacted with resource people with expertise in Northern Forest issues;
  • Participated in field trips, entertainment, and other activiites.
After the Workshop:
  • Participants will field test their challenge in the classroom in 2005 -2006;
  • Collaborate with resource people over the implementation;
  • Submit revised challenge for publication on the Adirondack Curriculum Project web site.

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