Lesson Plans

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Ducks Unlimited has developed outstanding units about wetland ecosystems forall grade levels. Each unit consists of an educator's guide and accompanying student journal.
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Wetland Ecosystems I - Habitats, Communities and the Diversity of Life for Grades 4 – 6
Educator's Guide, Grades 4-6 (Acrobat PDF: 806KB)
A 38-page educator's companion guide to the student manual for grades four to six. Assists educators in presentation of cross-curricular science material and evaluation of student learning. Nine lesson plans including hands-on and interactive activities, and resource materials for use both in and outside the classroom. Units include adaptations, life cycles, food webs, interactions, environmental stress and conservation using wetland communities to illustrate concepts.
Student Manual, Grades 4-6 (Acrobat PDF: 800KB)
A 26-page student manual for grades four to six.

Wetland Ecosystems II - Interactions and Ecosystems for Grades 7 – 8
Educator's Guide, Grades 7-8 (Acrobat PDF: 400KB)
A 27-page educator's companion guide to the student manual for grades seven and eight. Assists educators in presentation of cross-curricular science material and evaluation of student learning. Seven lesson plans and four field activities for use both in and outside the classroom. Units include wetland types, energy pyramids, abiotic factors, feeding adaptations and organism relationships, population effects, human interventions and other ecological concepts. A variety of hands on field activities at a wetland site demonstrate sampling techniques, observation, team work, safety procedures, data analysis, experimentation and use of technology.
Student Manual, Grades 7-8 (Acrobat PDF: 809KB)
A 49-page student manual for grades seven and eight.

Wetland Ecosystems III - Evolution, Diversity and the Sustainability of Ecosystems for Grades 9 – 12
Educator's Guide Grades 9-12 (Acrobat PDF: 252KB)
A 20-page educator’s companion guide to the student manual for grades nine to twelve. Assists educators in presentation of cross-curricular science material and evaluation of student learning. Subject areas include environmental impact assessment, sociopolitical considerations in environmental solutions, biodiversity, sustainable development, adaptations, natural selection, wetland types, pollution and taxonomy. A variety of hands-on field activities demonstrate sampling techniques, observation, teamwork, safety procedures, data analysis, experimentation and use of technology.
Student Journal, Grades 9-12 (Acrobat PDF: 588KB)
A 31-page student manual for grades nine to twelve. Six lesson plans including field trip activities for use at a local wetland. Subject areas include environmental impact assessment, sociopolitical considerations in environmental solutions, biodiversity, sustainable development, adaptations, natural selection, wetland types, pollution and taxonomy. A variety of hands-on field activities demonstrate sampling techniques, observation, teamwork, safety procedures, data analysis, experimentation and use of technology.