A Delicate Balance: Geo-History of Wildfire in the American West

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students use inquiry learning to critically examine and analyze, from multiple perspectives, the geography and history of wildfire in America and a century of U.S. Forest Service policies and practices of suppression and management
Author: 
Kenneth F. de Masi
Grade Range: 
7-12
Duration: 
3-5 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
3: Physical Systems
4: Human Systems
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface