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Great Lakes Instructional Materials for the Changing Earth System free sample lesson
Grade level: 5-12Date: 1995 Program cost: Free
Subjects: environmental studies, geography, history, math, science
Publisher: Ohio Sea Grant Publications
Correlated to education standards? Yes
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Table of Contents

synopsis:
An Earth Systems activity manual that addresses global climate change, biodiversity, estuaries, and shipping. The activities make extensive use of data sets, but hands-on components help give meaning to the data.

review:
GLIMCES presents activities that help students learn about the Great Lakes region and its ecology. Based on "Earth Systems Education", this 203-page activity manual is designed to "create a curriculum ore responsive to human needs and future quality of life". GLIMCES uses 30 activities to address such issues as global climate change, biodiversity, estuaries, and shipping. The activities make extensive use of data sets, which enhance the critical thinking process. Most activities are the paper and pencil variety, but hands-on components help give meaning to the data. Student worksheets are supplied in the activity book, and each activity includes background information, objectives, procedure, and topics for discussion, as well as references and suggestions for extension activities. The companion material, Global Change in the Great Lakes Scenarios, is designed to help students understand how global change may affect the Great Lakes region. Ten different scenarios describe the scientific community's prevailing interpretations of what may happen to the Great Lakes region in the face of global warming.

Issue 1: Habitat - Key Characteristic 1: Accuracy -
Issue 2: Pollution - Key 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 Fisheries - Key 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.