Goals for the Lesson
- Students will gain an interest in the forest and a brief history about them.
- Students will learn what sustainable forestry is.
- Students will learn what silviculture is and how it is used to sustain forests.
- Students will learn the importance of forests.
- From the Woods: Sustainable Forestry
- From the Woods: Forest Stewardship
- Forest Stewardship 1: Our Link to the Past, Our Legacy for the Future
- Forest Stewardship 3: Teaching Youth About Forest Stewardship
- Forest Stewardship 4: Terminology
- Forest Stewardship 7: Timber Harvesting: An Essential Management Tool
- Advancing in Forestry
State Standards Addressed: E & E Standards: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources (4.2); Ecosystems and their interactions (4.6); Humans and the Environment (4.8)
Teaching Model: Lecture incorporating class discussion and questions.
Subjects Covered: ecology, biology, forestry
Topics: sustainable forestry, renewable resources, types of Silviculture
Lecture material while having students participate by answering and asking questions and allowing them to discuss what is being learned.
Worksheet at end of lesson
FRIT Class, Penn State, Dr. Sanford Smith
Downing, A., S. Smith, J. Finley, and S. Chunko (2000). From the Woods: Forest Stewardship . University Park, Pa.: The Pennsylvania State University.
Smith, S., J. Finley, and M. Jacobson (2002). From the Woods: Sustainable Forestry. University Park, Pa.: The Pennsylvania State University.
Eric Broughton, Liberty Jr. Sr. High School