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Teacher Resources Lesson Plan Matrix

Lesson Plan Grade 
Level
Subject 
Areas 
Resources
Missouri
Standards
Student 
Showcase
Watersheds Everywhere: Concepts of  watersheds. Presentation, class activity. 4-8 Science, Social Studies
Watersheds Resources
Content: SC5; SS 5,8. Process: 1.4
GLEs on lesson plan
no
Down by the River: Water quality and watersheds. Class activity, individual project. 4-8 Science, Social Studies,
Computer Skills
Watersheds Resources
Content: SC5,8; SS 6,7. Process: 1.4, 2.1,4.7
no
Karst Movie Guide: Interactive animated presentation on karst and pollution. Individual or computer lab.  5-9 Science, Computer Skills,
Language Arts
Karst  Resources
Content: SC8; CA 3, 5, 6. Process: 1.5
n/a
Writing Prompts:
Integrating an Atlas reading and a writing product.
6-12 Language Arts, Science, 
Social Studies
Writing Prompts: Prose,Pamphlets, and Poems
Content:CA1,3,4,5; SC3,5,6,7; SS 4,5,6,7. Process: 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2,2.4,2.7
yes
Creative Arts about our Watersheds
Students create art or poetry that portrays an aspect of nature or our environment.
K-12 Communication Arts, Fine Arts, Science

River of Words

ArtStream

Content: CA 1,4,7 FA 4, SC 3,4,6
Process: 1.8, 1.10, 2.5, 2.1
yes
Community History and Fine Arts Unit
Students research their community's history and produce writing and art products.
K-4 Communication Arts,
Fine Arts
Mural Project, Student Writing Communication Arts K-4: CA 2-7, 1.2, 1.4; CA 1, 4, 6, 2.1, 2.4; CA 1, 4, 7, 2.1, 3.1. Fine Arts: FA 1, 4, 1.6; 2.5; 2.6; 1.6; 2.4; 2.5 yes
Karst Dictionary: group version. An online computer task on vocabulary research. 4-10 Language Arts, Computer Skills, Science

Content: SC5, CA 3,4,5. Process: 1.4,1.5, 2.3

no
Karst Dictionary: solo version. An online computer task on vocabulary research. 6-10 Language Arts, Computer Skills, Science Content: SC5, CA 3,4,5. Process: 1.4,1.5, 2.3
no

Please adapt the lesson plans for your situation and your classes. Some may be run with a whole class in a computer lab, or with small groups at a single computer. See the specific lesson plan for suggestions.
•For background reading, Atlas text can be printed and copied to hand out to students.
•Most of the curriculum materials are already print-friendly, including all worksheets and lesson plans.
•See Tech Tips for Teachers for directions on printing from web pages.

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