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Life in the Great Lakes free sample lesson
Grade level: 7-12Date: 1997 Program cost: $8.00
Subjects: history, math, science, social studies
Publisher: Ohio Sea Grant
Correlated to education standards? Yes
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Table of Contents

synopsis:
One of a series of subject area activity books related to the Great Lakes based on Earth Systems Education. This program covers organisms living in the Great Lakes, ecological relationships, wetlands and critical habitats, and estuary changes and values.

review:
This 118-page manual is one of a series of subject area activity books related to the Great Lakes. The series is based on Earth Systems Education, a process designed to "create a curriculum more responsive to human needs and future quality of life." Each book in the series provides a lot of data, including web-based data, some of which are required to complete the activities. Included with the activities are suggestions about possible ways to use them in cooperative learning situations and how lessons can be structured according to the learning cycle. This program covers organisms living in the Great Lakes, ecological relationships, wetlands and critical habitats, and estuary changes and values. Other subject areas available in this series are Great Lakes shipping, climate and water movement, land and water interactions, and Great Lakes environmental issues.

Issue 1: HabitatKey Characteristic 1: Accuracy
Issue 2: PollutionKey Characteristic 2: Depth
Issue 3: InvasivesKey Characteristic 3: Skills
Issue 4: EcosystemKey Characteristic 4: Action
Issue 5: BiodiversityKey Characteristic 5: Soundness
Issue 6: Build FisheriesKey Characteristic 6: Usability
Issue 7: Treaty Rights
Assessment of Coverage:
- none or N/A
limited
fair
moderately good
good
Issue 8: Manage Fisheries
Issue 9: Stewardship -
Issue 10: Fishing -
Issue 11: Careers -
 

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Disclaimer: The reviews of this and the other Great Lakes Fisheries education materials were conducted by a single independent reviewer. The views of this reviewer do not necessarily reflect the views of GLIN, the Great Lakes Commission, the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, or the University of Michigan.