"The Greatest Good" K-12 Teacher Guide
The Greatest Good film was produced by the Forest Service in honor of its Centennial celebration in 2005 and provides an in-depth look at natural resource management during the 20th century. The use of this film in a classroom offers an ideal way for students to study many related issues such as forest conservation, the role of fire in our society, wildlife protection, human impacts on the environment, and environmental decision-making in a democracy. "The Greatest Good" Teacher Guide, http://foresthistory.org/Education/TGG/Index.htm, offers K-12 educators suggestions for incorporating age-appropriate portions of the film and its bonus materials into the social studies, science, math, and civics classroom. There are also links to complementary activities and lessons from many different organizations.
- 21st Century Learning Framework
- Learning and Innovation Skills
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Reason Effectively
- Use Systems Thinking
- Make Judgments and Decisions
- Solve Problems
- Communication & Collaboration
- Collaborate with Others
- AFWA Conservation Content Standards
- Students should understand the value of our fish and wildlife resources as a public trust.
- Benchmarks for Conservation Literacy
- Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in nature-related outdoor recreation.
- Human actions impact fish, wildlife and natural resources, and fish, wildlife and natural resources impact humans.