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Project Learning Tree - Forests Of The World - Outline


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The composition, culture, ecology, conflicts, and products produced by the world’s forests—including Minnesota’s—affect everyone.

This workshop introduced Project Learning Tree’s latest activity guide for high school students: Forests of the World. Activities address geography, international studies, environmental science, and ecology.
Participants will have the option to purchase the book/classroom poster set of world maps.

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Project Learning Tree - Forests Of The World - Outline

  1. 1. Project Learning Tree (PLT) Forests of the World Secondary Module March 12, 2010 MAEE Conference: Grand Rapids, Minnesota Presenters Laura Duffey, PLT coordinator, Minn. DNR,, 651-259-5263 Stanley Mikles, biology teacher, Hill City HS,, 218-697-2394 x 126 Goals of the Workshop: 1. Provide an introduction to the Forests of the World secondary module 2. Conduct sample Forests of the World activities and develop an implementation plan Objectives of the PLT Module: After completing the activities in this module, students should be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of how different cultures, societies, and people view and define forests. • Describe different ways that people around the world interact with forests. • Identify geographic factors that determine the major types of forests around the world. • Explain how environmental and human factors have impacted and continue to impact the world’s forests. • Describe how economic, political, and social systems play a role in managing forests around the world for a variety of uses. • Define sustainability as it relates to the world’s forests, including ecological, social, and economic elements of sustainability. • Explore efforts around the world to protect and conserve forests and forest resources. Agenda: Welcome, Sign In, hand out books & maps Activity 1: Making the Global Connection (step 1 only) Activity 3: Mapping the World’s Forests Small Discussion Groups: How to Use Forests of the World in Your School Small Group Discussion: How to Use Forests of the World in Your School 1. What classes might you integrate the Forests of the World activities into? 2. What are some resources you might seek to use with the activities? 3. Who are some possible partners or groups you might contact in your community for resources and support to implement the activities? 4. How might you share the module with teachers in your region? For more information on Global Connections: Forests of the World, visit: For more information about Minnesota PLT, visit: Project Learning Tree is the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation and is sponsored in Minnesota by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.