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Supplemental Curriculum Activities: Paddle-to-the-Sea free sample lesson
Grade level: 3-6Date: 1988 Program cost: $10.00
Subjects: art, geography, history, language arts, math, music, science, social studies
Publisher: Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Correlated to education standards? Yes
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Activities designed to reinforce and extend the experiences and understanding provided by this well-known and well-loved story. Interdisciplinary activity topics relate directly to the adventures of characters in the story, and provide students with a variety of hands-on experiences.

This series of activities is designed as a supplement to Paddle-to-the-Sea, a story book written by Holling Clancy Holling. Teachers may choose any or all of the activities outlined in the guide to reinforce and extend the experiences and understanding provided by the story. A chart indicates which activities relate to each chapter in the book. The interdisciplinary activity topics relate directly to the experiences of characters in the story, and include Great Lakes geography, the hydrologic cycle, animal tracks, beaver ponds, fish anatomy, estuaries, forestry and tree use, food webs, locks, shipping, weather folktales, and ecosystems. The activities provide students with a variety of hands-on experiences like model building, role-playing, story writing, carving, and drawing. Accompanying the guide are worksheets and answer keys, discussion questions, and extension activities.

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

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