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

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students 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
Kenneth F. de Masi
Grade Range: 
High School
3-5 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
15: How physical systems affect human systems
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future