Highschool Storyline Curriculum
This curricula set is a storyline - meaning it is driven by student inquiry, rather than a pre-determined schedule. Guidance and material is provided for the instructor, but the students are encouraged to set the tone and the pace of the lessons.
Every lesson contains:
- Driving question
- Set of terms (and definitions for the instructor) that could be addressed during the lesson
- Activities for the classroom or laboratory
- Data sets/graphs/tables from the researchers at the Konza Prairie Biological Station
Overarching Question: How Do Ecosystems Maintain Their Health?
Lesson 1 - Question: What is a Good Prairie - and - How Does a Prairie Maintain its Health?
Lesson 2 - Question: Who/What Lives On a Tallgrass Prairie?
Lesson 3 - How Do Different Ecosystems Compare?
Lesson 4 - Is There a Keystone Species of the Tallgrass Prairie?
Lesson 5 - What is the Role of Fire on the Tallgrass Prairie?
- Lesson 5 Outline
- Lesson 5 PowerPoint
Lesson 6 - What is the Role of Water on the Tallgrass Prairie?
- Lesson 6 Outline
- Lesson 6 PowerPoint