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If you are new to the Wilderness Classroom we recommend that you start by downloading the introduction to the Trans-Amazon Expedition teachers' guide, and check out the getting started section of our website.

Trans-Amazon Expedition Teachers Guide

Introduction (17 pages) - Designed to provide educators with fun, easy ways to fully utilize the Trans-Amazon Expedition. PDF file
Teachers Guide (171 pages) - Lesson plans, worksheets, background information, and other educational resources aligned to Illinois State Standards. PDF file

For your convenience, many of our lesson plans, worksheets, and activities can also be downloaded individually.

Title
Subject
Grade Level
Web Component
What's Significant in Today's Notes from the Trail?
LA
4-6
Notes from the Trail
Investigate a New Word from Notes from the Trail.
LA
4-6
Notes from the Trail
From A Different Perspective
LA
6-8
Notes from the Trail
Graph and Compare the Adventure's Temperature Vs. Local Temperature
M, S
4-6
Trip Tracker
Debate the Daily Dilemma
LA
3-6
Daily Dilemma
Pod Cast Responses
LA, S
3-7
Pod Cast
Record or Perform Your Own Pod Cast
LA, S
3-7
Pod Cast
How far did they go?
M, S
5-7
Trip Tracker
Critter Encounter Chart
M, S
3-5
Trip Tracker, Notes, Animals, Pod Cast
Attend a Chat Session
LA
3-8
Chat Room
Rainforest Resources
LA, S
3-7
N/A
Problem Solving with the Wilderness Classroom
M
3-8
N/A
Publish Your Daily Dilemma Results
LA
4-8
Daily Dilemma
Explain Your Vote!
LA
3-8
Cast YOUR Vote!
Solve the Mystery Photo
S, LA
3-7
Mystery Photos
Learning from the Video Clips
LA
3-8
Video Clips
Cultural Comparison
SS
5-7
Cultural Connections
Amazonian Travel Brochure
SS, S, LA
5-7
Cultural Connections
Cultural Connections: The Newspaper Article
LA
3-6
Cultural Connections
My Own Cultural Traditions
LA
3-6
Cultural Connections
Make a Rain Stick
SS
3-5
N/A
Write Your Own Cultural Connections
LA
3-6
Cultural Connections
Change of Perspective
LA, SS
4-7
Cultural Connections
Reading for Meaning
LA, SS
4
Cultural Connections
Reading for Meaning
LA, SS
5-6
Cultural Connections
Student Response Worksheets
LA
3-8
Student Response Worksheets
Create A New Animal
S
3-5
N/A
Create a Critter Collage
S
3-5
N/A
Bird Feeding and Migration Observation
S,M
3-7
N/A
Antonym Comparison of Animals and Me
LA
3-5
N/A
Critters in Your Own Backyard
S
3-5
Animals of the Amazon
Amazon Food Chain
S
4-7
Animals of the Amazon
Using the Discovery Logs
LA, S
3-8
Trip Tracker, Notes, Animals, Pod Cast

Please let us know if you have any questions, or suggestions.

Thanks,

Dave Freeman
Director
The Wilderness Classroom Organization

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