Students will discuss and analyze a fictional story related to natural resources. Students will determine whether the main ideas of the story build a case for the conservation and wise use of natural resources.
Identifying Main Ideas
In this activity, students will play the role of managers of a 400-acre (162 hectare) piece of public forest. Through this role, students will begin to understand the complex considerations that influence management decisions about forest lands.
In this activity, students will role-play managing a Tree Farm. By using a piece of land as a Tree Farm, they will begin to understand the economic factors that influence management decisions for private forest lands.
Either alone or in small groups, have students write and illustrate a sequel to Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. The sequel might explain how the Truffula Tree made a comeback through replanting and proper care or what the new managers of the Truffula Tree Company are going to do to maintain environmental quality and at the same time make Thneeds.