Our elementary curriculum lessons are listed below. Click on a lesson name to access the PDF. The lessons are an integrated, place-based approach to science, language arts, social studies, art, and math. They are age-appropriate, easy to implement, and supported by facts and data from the FRWA. These materials have been designed to complement state curriculum standards including the new science core standards.
The lessons are presented with a weekly theme and there are 5 lessons per week. Most lessons can be used independently. For more details on the key questions and vocabulary that students will tackle, or to search by keyword to find the best fit for your students click here!
Contact Heather Geist if you have any education questions or curriculum requests.
|Week 1: Water, Its Uses & Importance|
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Water Ups & Downs
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|Week 2: The Farmington River Watershed|
|Lesson 6: Water Ways||Lesson 7: Water Lines||Lesson 8: Water Connections||Lesson 9: Water Flows||Lesson 10: Water Recreation|
|Week 3: Watershed Ecosystems|
|Lesson 11: Water Creatures||Lesson 12: Water Finds||Lesson 13: Water Webs||Lesson 14: Water Wilds||Lesson 15: Water Threats|
|Week 4: Going Back to the Past|
|Lesson 16: Water Matches||Lesson 17: Native Waters||Lesson 18: Colonial Changes||Lesson 19: Farmington Canal||Lesson 20: Walk to the Past|
|Week 5:Water Pollution and Monitoring|
|21: Storm Waters||22: Water Spills||23: Water Wear||24: Riparian Wear||25: Industrial Water|
|Week 6:Water Protection and Conservation|
|26: Water Preserves||27: Water Watchers||28: Water Protection||29: Water Around the World||30: Water Locations|