TEACHING RESOURCES - For K-12 Classrooms

1. K-12 LESSON PLANS

  • [Spreadsheet of Lessons - Grade Levels & Subjects - under construction]
  • Ready-to-use full length formal Lesson Plans and Unit Plans
  • Includes Activities, Materials, Time Needed, Standards/Benchmarks, Assessment, Special Needs/Extension, Technology, etc.

2.   MAPS & PANELS - PDFS - for classroom use

  • Flint Hills Map Exhibits for classroom projection - three levels/versions available here
  • Docs of text on each of three exhibits

3. TOOLBOX


  • Resources
  • Special Activities
  • Music
  • Videos

People in Flint Hills Prarie

4. 

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING 

  • Over 250 engaging projects - many adaptable to all grade levels
  • Listed in 12 subject areas and fully cross-referenced for multi-subject activities - be sure to check related subjects for more ideas.

       Brief format:

  • Topic and objectives
  • Critical thinking questions
  • Suggested activity/assessment
  • Subject area(s) - do search to find more activities for your subject
  • Curriculum Standards - link to this document at top of page
  • Resources - links to suggested starter resources (see also extensive Information Resources section)

5. FlINT HILLS FIELD TRIPS

 
  • Where to take your classes
  • Special programs for schools

6. 

PLACE-BASED EDUCATION RESOURCES

  - Links to resources offered by other organizations

WHAT IS PLACE-BASED EDUCATION? 

Place-based education immerses students in local landscape, culture and community as a foundation for the study of standard skills in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and all subject areas.

WHY USE PLACE-BASED EDUCATION? 

A wealth of studies document improved student achievement through programs connecting learning to place.  

Educators report that students

  • Become increasingly engaged and enthusiastic about learning connected to their own place and experience
  • Feel empowered to make positive contributions to their community and outdoor environment

Place-based learning

  • Builds students' sense of place, pride and identity
  • Creates vibrant partnerships between schools & communities
  • Boosts student achievement

7.  How to Share Ideas

Teachers - please share:
  • Your own Flint Hills activities or resources (we can also add to website)
  • Your experiences in using one of our Lesson Plans in your classroom – ways to adapt & improve it
  • How you developed one of our Project-based Learning activities – share materials, show adaptations to specific grade levels
  • How you utilized one of our Flint Hill Information Resources in your classroom
Researchers, Others:
  • Share your experiences with one of our Flint Hill Information Resources in your research
  • Recommend a helpful website, a great book, quotation, etc.