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Mysteries of the Great Lakes Educator's Guide


 

Intermediate -
Presenting the Lessons


The Saving a Great Lakes Ambassador lesson plans are in four categories: Great Ambassador, Great Water, Great History and Great Ecosystem. Each lesson contains background information and an activity, and is supported by a PowerPoint presentation and web-based games. In addition, there is a culminating activity that draws on all the previous material and allows students to employ their new knowledge. Below you will find a suggested format for presenting this material.


Great Champion < - Click for download materials
  1. Read the For the Teacher information, the Great Ambassador Activity and have students read the Meeting The Ambassador story or present the Intermediate Meet the Ambassador PowerPoint presentation
  2. View the Intermediate Great Ambassador PowerPoint presentation
  3. Students review the Environmental Pressures on Lake Sturgeon reading card
  4. Students complete the Looking for Solutions Worksheet
  5. Students can take the online quiz, Sally vs Sharky

Great Water < - Click for download materials
  1. View the Intermediate Great Water PowerPoint presentation
  2. Review the For the Teacher information sheet Testing the Waters
  3. Students read: Testing the Waters - Types of Water Reading Card and Testing the Waters - Properties of Water Reading Card
  4. Students complete Testing the Waters - Water Experiments
    • Part I: Measuring Water Density
    • Part II: Testing Water Acidity
    • Part III: Filtering Suspended Sediment and Particulate Matter
  5. Students can play the online game, Greatest Lakes

Great History < - Click for download materials
  1. Review the For the Teacher information The History of the Great Lakes Written in Stone
  2. View the Intermediate Great History PowerPoint presentation.
  3. Review The Year the Earth Formed: Geological Timeline of the Great Lakes
  4. Students complete The Year the Earth Formed: Geological Timeline of the Great Lakes Activity
  5. Students can play the online game, Great Lakes Timeline.

Great Ecosystem < - Click for download materials
  1. Read the For the Teacher background information Animal Classification
  2. View the Intermediate Great Ecosystem PowerPoint presentation.
  3. Students complete the Vertebrate Classification Activity 1
  4. Students complete the Vertebrate Classification Activity 2
  5. Students can play the online game, Lake Invaders.

Culminating Project < - Click for download materials
  1. Review the For the Teacher information sheet Welcome to the Great Lakes
  2. Review what students have learned about the Great Lakes and its Ambassador
  3. Each student will create an advertising campaign that promotes the Great Lakes as an eco-tourist attraction. The logo, slogan and brochure will provide highlights and information on ways the public can ensure the health of the Lakes and their inhabitants.