Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - E16: Revisiting Wildland Fire in the Sierra Nevada
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Eva Masin
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Date Created: June 29, 2017
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Keyword(s):
fire management
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24536

Description

This activity works only if you used Activity E01. Visiting Wildland Fire in the Sierra Nevada.

Lesson Overview: Students view the same photo presentation they saw in Activity 1 (E01_M01_VisitingWildlandFire.pptx), which shows wildland fires and some of the plants and animals that they learned about in the curriculum. This time, they narrate the presentation themselves. Afterward, they discuss their feelings about wildland fire and whether they have changed from the feelings recorded in Activity E01. Finally, in the Assessment, they consider whether a fire manager’s job is easy or hard.

Lesson Goals: Reinforce students’ understanding that wildland fire is a complicated process that can benefit ecosystems but can also harm people and homes so it must be carefully managed. Demonstrate to students how much they have learned.

Objectives: Given a series of photos...

  • Students can describe different organisms and their relationships with fire.
  • Students can articulate feelings about fire and compare/contrast them with feelings when they began the curriculum.
  • Students can imagine the job of a fire manager and describe its difficulty.
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