Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems – #1
Scope & Sequence:
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.
Students will devise solutions for a proposed problem related to threatened or endangered species or genetic variation of organisms for multiple species within the Columbia River Watershed.
Spokane Tribal Values
- Land and environment
- Interdependence – ntk̓ʷels
- Climate change
Teacher will instruct students what a watershed is and focus on the local Columbia River watersheds boundaries, tributaries and drainage basins.
Brainstorm with students a variety of physical changes in the local watershed environment.
Students will choose one of the physical changes in the local watershed environment and research the causes and effects: Expansion or decrease of species, emergence of a new species, adaptive divergence of a species through adaptation and natural selection, decline or ultimate extinction of a species, etc.
Teacher will provide a format and/or template for researching and creating a Vimeo (in template: add Environmental and cultural impacts)
- Vimeo Public Service Announcement Presentation
- Peer input
- Present @ Community fair
- Submit PSA’s to Robin Kennedy, Tribe website, Wellpinit school district website, Wellpinit Facebook page
- List of physical disturbance for reference. (Midnite Mine, Sherwood Mine, Dams, Invasive Species, Fires, Canadian (Teck Cominco) water pollution, deforestation, European expansion into area, Columbia Basin River watershed pictures/maps)
- Seek out Family Elder/Tribal member to gather background knowledge
- Create Vimeo Project Public Service Announcement
- Invite Tribal members/DNR/Tribal Council to view presentations
- Submit Presentations to Robin Kennedy in planning, Tribe Website, Wellpinit School district website, Wellpinit Facebook page
- Warren Seyler to discuss Columbia River Basin Watershed
- Gene (Bear) Hughes to discuss Midnite Mine
- Brian Crosley and Chad McCrea Water Quality
- Lucas Bair Air Quality
- Randy Connely Super Fund Coordinator
- John Matt Preservation
Lesson Assigned To:
Common Core Standards