FireWorks for the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Cascades - E17: Revisiting Wildland Fire
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Date Created: February 12, 2018

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  • fire management
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Record Last Modified: April 6, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 25740


Lesson Overview: Students view the same photo presentation they saw in Activity E01, which shows wildland fires in a variety of plant communities and ecosystems, and some of the plants and animals that they learned about in the curriculum. When they first saw this presentation, it was accompanied by a short narrative. 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 Goal: 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 that they have seen before,

  • Students can describe different organisms and their relationships with fire.
  • Students can articulate their feelings about wildland 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.