The Living on the Edge in Florida Teaching Module is designed to help teachers introduce students to a very real problem facing our society- the conflict between human development and natural systems. Living on the Edge in Florida is about the natural role of fire in our ecosystems and protecting homes and neighborhoods from wildfire.
The CD-ROM (with over 3 hours of color pictures, video clips and animated graphics) encourages critical thinking as it helps students understand public safety issues, ecosystem management, community planning and individual responsibility. Interactive exercises challenge students to balance cost, fire safety and social acceptance as they evaluate the wildfire hazard of neighborhoods and design “Firewise” communities. Living on the Edge in Florida is a valuable resource for classroom use or independent study.
Living on the Edge in Florida Teachers Guide CD-ROM:
- Grade level: 9 – 12
- Teaching Module includes: 130-page Teacher’s Guide (3-ring binder), CD-ROM and “Are You prepared for Wildfires?” poster
- Content is correlated to Sunshine State Standards for science, math, language arts and social studies
- Includes: student assessments (and answer sheets), essay questions, math questions, suggested student activities and FCAT type sample questions
- Three supervised lab exercises are provided
- Can be ordered free-of-charge through Florida Agriculture in the Classroom or a Florida Forest Service District Field Unit.
- The Living on the Edge in Florida Teaching Module is also available in most Florida public libraries for home-schooled students
Sample screen from Living On the Edge in Florida CD: