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  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha (Getting to Know Salmonids in the Elwha River)

    Freeing the Elwha (Getting to Know Salmonids in the Elwha River)

    Salmonids are a crucial part of the Elwha River ecosystem. How can our understanding of their life cycles help restore the Elwha River ecosystem?

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biology: Animals, Hydrology, Marine Biology
    National/State Standards:
    Washington State Standards: Science EALR 4 6-8 LS3A, LS3E, LS2D, LS2E Reading EALR 1 Comp. 1.1, Comp. 1.5, Comp 1.6, EALR 2 Comp 2.1, Comp. 2.2, Comp. 2.3, EALR 3 Comp 3.1, Comp 3.2 Social Studies EALR 5 Comp. 5.2
  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha (Salmon Farming; A Potential, But Not Ideal Solution)

    Freeing the Elwha (Salmon Farming; A Potential, But Not Ideal Solution)

    Salmon farms seem like an ideal solution for helping wild salmon and increasing the worldwide demand for salmon production, what are the problems associated with salmon farming and are there ways of solving these problems?

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Commerce and Industry, Ecology, Economics, Environment, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Oceans
    National/State Standards:
    Washington State Standards: Science: EALR 4: LS2D, LS1C Writing: EALR 1, EALR 2, EALR 3 Social Studies: EALR 5
  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha (Hatcheries, Saviors or Scourge for Wild Salmon?)

    Freeing the Elwha (Hatcheries, Saviors or Scourge for Wild Salmon?)

    Hatcheries seem like a good idea, but they are fraught with problems, how are hatcheries both a danger and a blessing to wild fish?

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Ecology, Environment, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    Washington State Standards: Science: EALR 4: 6-8 LS3A, LS3E, LS2B Social Studies EALR 5: Component 5.2 Writing EALR 2: Component 2.1, Component 2.2
  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha (The Impacts of Hydroelectric Dams on Salmon)

    Freeing the Elwha (The Impacts of Hydroelectric Dams on Salmon)

    Dams are important to people but they have a serious impact on salmon migration. How do dams affect salmon and what successes have people had in trying to help salmon migration?

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Commerce and Industry, Earth Science, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Environment, Hydrology, Landscapes, Physical Science, Recreation Ecology
    National/State Standards:
    Washington State Standards: Science EALR 4: 6-8 LS3A, LS3E Reading EALR 1: Component 1.2 Social Studies EALR 5: Component 5.2 Writing EALR 2: Component 2.1, Component 2.2
  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha (Marine Derived Nutrients from Salmon)

    Freeing the Elwha (Marine Derived Nutrients from Salmon)

    How do the carcasses of dead adult salmon support young salmon and how are salmon essential to the marine food web as well as the freshwater ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest?

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biology: Animals, Ecology, Environment, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Oceans
    National/State Standards:
    Washington State Standards Science EALR 4: 6-8 LS2A, LS2B Reading EALR 1: Component 1.2 , 1.2.1, 1.2.2 Social Studies EALR 5: Component 5.2, 5.2.1 Writing EALR 2: Component 2.1, 2.2.1
  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha (Effects of the Elwha River Dams)

    Freeing the Elwha (Effects of the Elwha River Dams)

    What combination of factors (both natural and man-made) is necessary for healthy river restoration and how does this enhance the sustainability of natural and human communities?

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Civic Engagement, Commerce and Industry, Community, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Entrepreneurs, Environment, Geology, History, Hydrology, Landscapes, Political Science
    National/State Standards:
    Washington State Standards: Science EALR 4:Life Science LS2A, LS2D, LS3A, LS3E Writing EALR 1, EALR 2, EALR 3 Social Studies EALR 5: Component 5.2
  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha (Social Studies Unit 1)

    Learn about local tribal history and connections to the Elwha River watershed.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Community, Environment, Environmental Law, Political Science
  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha (To Go or Not to Go)

    Freeing the Elwha (To Go or Not to Go)

    What hardships and rewards were involved in maintaining a sustainable homestead?

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha (Neighbors Along the Elwha River)

    Freeing the Elwha (Neighbors Along the Elwha River)

    Who were the people that homesteaded along the Elwha? How and what can we find out about their lives?

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    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civic Engagement, Community, Geography, Government, History, Immigration, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    Washington State Standards: Social Studies: EALR 1: CIVICS, Component 1.2:
  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha(“Life on the Homestead”)

    Freeing the Elwha(“Life on the Homestead”)

    What was the life of a homesteader like and what tools from today would make their lives simpler?

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Design, History, Immigration, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    Washington State Standards: Social Studies: EALR 3: GEOGRAPHY, Component 3.2