Lesson Plans

Expedition Extensions

Looking for ways to use our online expeditions in your classroom?
We have developed dozens of lessons for 3rd to 8th grade students that are aligned to Common Core Anchor standards, and designed to be used with our online expeditions. Our lesson plans aligned to english and math Common Core Anchor standards will help you incorporate our online expeditions into your curriculum.

Cast Your Vote

These lesson plans and activities will help students vote and decide what the team decide where they should go and what they should study.

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Daily Data

Use these lesson plans and worksheets with the Daily Data section of our Expedition Updates.

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Daily Dilemma

These lessons are designed to help students improve critical thinking and communication skills using Dave's Dilemmas, which are also known as Daily Dilemmas.

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Mystery photos

Use these lesson plans to help student solve our mystery photos and improve critical thinking and problem solving skills.

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Video Clips

These lesson plans and worksheets are designed to be used with the Video Clips section of our Expedition Updates.

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Create a Critter Collage

Students will create a display of animals found in a specific ecosystem and be able to describe important details of that animal’s habitat, features, characteristics, and adaptations. The students will have to group animals according to their class and define similarities and differences between animals of the same class.

Exploring your Cultural Traditions

Students will understand what a cultural tradition is, how one is formed, and what cultural events shape their personal lives. Students will understand the importance of differences between different cultural traditions by taking pride in their own family’s traditions.

Food Chain

Students will understand the natural predator-prey relationships that exist inside a specific ecosystem. Students will also be able to place the animals and relationships into natural, sequential order.

Getting Started Guide for Teachers

This 12 page introduction is designed to give teachers, parents, and other educators an overview of our educational programing, and ideas for using our online expeditions with elementary and middle school students.

North American Odyssey Curriculum Guide (126 pages)

This is the complete curriculum guide for the North American Odyssey including lesson plans, background information, and an introduction with information about how to get the most out of using the Wilderness Classroom with elementary and middle school students.