BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM


ADIRONDACK CHALLENGES

The Natural Resources of the Adirondack Park
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Grade: 4th - 12th grade
Class: Science, English Language Arts
Author: Darryl Cook
NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 4: Science
NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Natural HistoryHealth, Recreation & Life Skills
Keywords: natural resources
The Challenge:
Investigative Question or Issue: What natural resources, both renewable and non-renewable, are found in the Adirondack Park.
Context:

This challenge should be customized for specific grade levels and classes.

The Challenge:

1. Through Class discussion and individual research, discuss which resources are found in the Adirondack Park.

2. Create a 30”x40” poster/collage which clearly communicates the various natural resources acquired in the Adirondack Park.

3. Report to the class your findings using your poster/collage as a reference.

Quality Standards:

1. Work independently researching the natural resources of the Adirondack Park.

2. Create a 30”x40” poster/collage which communicates the natural resources of the Adirondack Park.

3. Report and explain your findings to the class using your poster/collage as a reference.

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Standard/Criteria: Points Possible: Points Awarded:

Research Notes

25

Poster/Collage

50

Report

25

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