Trees and The Urban Forest (ebook Gr: 4 to 8 )

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Trees And The Urban Forest
Publisher: Rainbow Horizons Publishing
62 pages
Grades: 4 to 6

 

Find the "Fungus Among Us" in our captivating resource about trees in our communities. Most trees and shrubs that make up urban forests are not wild or naturally growing – they have been planted by people and to stay healthy, they must be properly cared for. Students explore the benefits and uses of trees, and identify different kinds of trees in their local community. They also investigate the effects and spread of Dutch Elm Disease across Canada and learn about identification and prevention.

PART I - CORE TEACHING LESSONS

This knowledge-based section focuses on key concepts and factual information.

  1. The Urban Forest - Meet A Tree (observation activity)
  2. Trees - What They Can Do For You (Word Web Development)
  3. Trees - What You Can Do For Them (Ewald The Elm Tree Story)
  4. Trees - A Food Factory (Food Factory Wordsheet)
  5. Problems In The Urban Forest - (Dutch Elm Disease Poster and Activity Worksheets)
  6. Dutch Elm Disease - What Is It? (Disease Detection Survey)
  7. The Spread of Dutch Elm Disease - (Beetlemania!)
  8. Prevention of Dutch Elm Disease - (Prevention Poster)

PART II - STUDENT NOTES

These notes eliminate the need for a textbook and can be written on the board as presented as overheads for students to copy into their notebooks.

PART III - OPTIONAL LESSONS

The optional activities help to build a degree of flexibility into the unit. Optional assignments can be added as seperate activities, used to compliment other topics or given as enrichment.

  1. The Urban Forest Crossword
  2. The Urban Forest Matching Review
  3. Urban Forest Sample Exam
  4. Tree Planting - Green Side Up
  5. Patchwork Leaves
  6. Poetree
  7. The Giving Tree - Story
  8. Playground / Park Design
  9. Tree Identification
  10. Urban Forest Wordsearches
  11. Who Got Killed By A Lawnmower? (logic puzzle)

PART IV - THE URBAN FOREST IN PICTURES

A collection of tree diagrams and a cover that can be coloured by students.

SEE SAMPLE