If trees could talk and we could listen, would we be wiser? The Forest History Society believes that we must understand the history of forests and their people in order to shape the future of people and their forests.
This 11-module, middle school curriculum gives teachers the opportunity to download social studies activities that are based upon archival materials. The centerpiece of each module is a compilation of primary resources--documents, maps, newspaper articles, oral histories or photographs--from which students will be asked to gather, examine, and analyze information, and synthesize insights.
Could Talk was produced
by the Forest History Society in collaboration with Duke University's
Nicholas School of the Environment, North Carolina State University, Project
Learning Tree, and the North Carolina Forestry Association. Funding
was provided by the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources and
the USDA Forest Service through the Urban & Community Forestry Grant
Program; the Laird Norton Endowment Foundation; the Bradley/Murphy Forestry
& Natural Resources Extension Trust, the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation, and the U.S. Forest Service.
Trees Could Talk is correlated to National History and Social
Studies Standards, as well as individual state standards. The
curriculum also meets the indicators for the Guidelines
for Excellence developed by the North American Association for Environmental
Contact: Cheryl Oakes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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