Lessons on the Lake: An Educator's Guide to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, Online Edition
Introduction For Teachers

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Lessons on the Lake: An Educator's Guide to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, Online Edition is an important addition to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's Education Program. Without the help of educators, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's Education program would not reach the youngsters who will command the future of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. By using this guide, educators will ensure the importance of protecting a precious ecosystem on which we all depend and enjoy.

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Educational Goal:

The goal of Lessons on the Lake: An Educator's Guide to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, Online Edition is to educate students, grades 5-12 about the environmental importance of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, and wetlands in general. This guide facilitates instruction for teachers, allows easy access to information on environmental issues surrounding the watershed, and captures the interests of students. It also matches content to the Louisiana Science Standards and Benchmarks and the Nation Science Education Standards. Lessons on the Lake uses a wide variety of educational strategies based on Garder's Multiple Intelligence to challenge the creative and higher level thinking skills of students. The activities provide youngsters with an understanding and appreciation of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin and give them the skills to identify environmental concerns, make changes, and solve problems.

How to Use the Online Version:

The online version serves to provide the same material presented in the printed version in an easily accessible and interesting format. Each chapter has its own 'pathway' at the top of the page that walks the students through each chapter:



or, the teacher can choose which lessons to present. The materials for each lesson can be downloaded from the "Student Handout" and "Teacher Handout" boxes at the upper right hand side of the page:

The entire printed version is available below.

Download each chapter in its entirety
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