in the Classroom: What Teachers are Saying
- National Standards
- Language Arts
- Goals and Objectives
- Using Primary Source Materials
is a Primary Source?
With Primary Sources
and Liabilities of Primary Sources
Primary Source Collections
- Lesson Plans
- Quick Facts
- Scavenger Hunt
- A Prairie Problem
- Build a Prairie
- History Detective
- Mystery Photo
- Who was Albert Lea?
- Albert's Great Adventure
- Student Activities
- Field Trips
- Prairie Resources and Webliography
- CampSilos Feedback Form
Goals and Objectives
Based upon reading original source materials and online resources, students
will understand the characteristics of the native prairie lands explored
by Albert Lea during the summer of 1835.
Upon completion of the learning activities in the Prairie Module, students
will be able to:
- Locate the prairie areas on a map of the United States.
- Describe basic characteristics of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem.
- Use the WWW and graphic organizers to research and compare plants
and animals characteristic of the tallgrass prairie.
- Use a Web-based simulation and generalize how the rich prairie soil
- Evaluate the role of prairie fires in prairie renewal.
- Take a position related to preservation of the prairie and support
their position with information drawn from resource materials.
- Communicate the results of research and analysis through a final
project such as an editorial, brochure, debate, diagram, display board,
poster, news broadcast, Web page, speech, letter, multimedia presentation,
oral history, skit or magazine article.