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Mysteries of the Great Lakes Educator's Guide


 

Junior -
Presenting the Lessons


The Saving a Great Lakes Champion lesson plans have been divided into four categories: Great Champion (the Lake Sturgeon ), 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. Have students read An Old Friend story or present the Junior An Old Friend PowerPoint presentation.
  2. View the Junior Great Champion PowerPoint presentation
  3. Review the Lake Sturgeon Factsheet and the Blue Shark Factsheet
  4. Students complete the Lake Sturgeon/Blue Shark Venn Diagram Activity
  5. Students can take the online quiz, Sally vs Sharky

Great Water < - Click for download materials
  1. Review the For the Teacher information sheet: Greatest Lakes in the World
  2. View the Junior Great Water PowerPoint Presentation.
  3. Students do research and complete the Greatest Lakes in the World Activity
  4. Students can complete the online game, Greatest Lakes

Great History < - Click for download materials
  1. Review the For the Teacher Great Lakes Timeline information
  2. View the Junior Great History PowerPoint presentation.
  3. Students complete the Great Lakes Timeline Activity
  4. Students can play the online game, Great Lakes Timeline.

Great Ecosystem < - Click for download materials
  1. Read the For the Teacher background information
  2. View the Junior Great Ecosystem PowerPoint presentation.
  3. Students complete the Sally’s Eco-Web Poster Activity.
  4. Students can play the online game, Lake Invaders.

Culminating Project < - Click for download materials
  1. Review the For the Teacher background information
  2. Review what students have learned about the Great Lakes and its champion, Sally Sturgeon.
  3. Students can create a newspaper, "The Sturgeon Times"
  4. Students can share their newspaper with another class, parents, the community or even send a copy to local MP or other public officials