This unit is an Advanced Research unit which explores several of our country's National Parks. While visiting each one, "campers" will learn that interdependence exists among all living things. We will muck through the Everglades, and then travel west to Yellowstone, Yosemite, and eventually, Death Valley. Throughout our travels, campers will study roles and changes in the ecosystem, organism adaptations, and the effects of humans on the environment. The students will have an opportunity to conduct individual research projects with an added focus on obtaining resources and citing references.
- What does it mean to be interdependent?
- What is the difference between dependence and interdependence?
- How did western expansion lead to the establishment of National Parks?
- How does the establishment of National Parks illustrate interdependence amongst people?
- How do destructive forces play a role in interdependence?