Lesson overview: Students return to the presentation that they viewed in Activity M01, at the start of their study of wildland fire (M01_VisitingWildlandFire.pptx). This time, they narrate the presentation themselves. Then they compare and contrast their current feelings about wildland fire with their earlier ones. Finally, they assess the difficulty of a fire manager’s job.
Goals: Review students’ knowledge about wildland fire behavior, effects, and management. Demonstrate to students how much they have learned. Demonstrate that learning can affect feelings, and feelings about a complex issue can change over time - or become stronger!
- Given a presentation that students have seen before, they can narrate the presentation; they can describe different kinds of fire behavior and relationships between fire, organisms, and ecosystems.
- Given a record of their feelings about wildland fire at the beginning of the curriculum, students can articulate and discuss their feelings and ways in which they may have changed.
- Students can describe some of the challenges facing wildland fire managers and assess the difficulty of the job.