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Invasive Species

Students will work in groups to research common invasive species found in the Oak Openings Region.  The focus will be on the origins and adaptive mechanisms for the successful establishment of these species. Some students will research the economic characteristics of the countries to which the invasive species are native. They will also identify environmental regulations that are currently in place within these countries to assist with the management of these species. The groups of students will then come together in a collaborative effort to create a global environmental management plan to aid in curbing the spread of these invasives.

High School Biology
Diversity and interdependency of life: Ecosystems (equilibrium and disequilibrium)
High School ELA-Speaking and Listening Skills
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
High School Social Studies
Global Connections
Trade, alliances, treaties and international organizations contribute to the increasing interconnectedness of nations and peoples in the 21st century.
Sustainability issues are interpreted and treated differently by people viewing them from various political, economic and cultural perspectives.

Oak Openings Primer

Invasive Species Lesson Plan– Word document

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