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Welcome! The resources offered here are designed to help you use The Living Edens: Yellowstone video program and companion Web site for students in grades 4-6. The lessons address national standards in social studies, science, and language arts. The Living Edens: Yellowstone may be taped off-air and used for up to a year following broadcast, or you may choose to purchase it through Shop PBS for Teachers. The lesson plans may also be adapted for use as stand-alone resources.

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Let's Go! Virtual Tour of Yellowstone
Use your mapping and research skills to create visitor guides to Yellowstone National Park, studying the park's history and learning about the geologic processes behind glaciers, mudpots, and hot springs.

Native American Myths
Explore Native American mythology through online and print resources, research Yellowstone's first human inhabitants, and create myths of your own that "explain" Yellowstone's natural phenomena.

Yellowstone Food Web
Learn about predator-prey relationships and the role of producers, consumers, scavengers, and decomposers in this kinesthetic whole-class activity.

About the Author
Jan French is a recent recipient of the Gustav Ohaus Award for innovations in teaching science from the National Science Teacher's association. She will be going on a research expedition to Antarctica in the fall of 2001 as part of the Teacher's Experiencing the Arctic and Antarctic program of the National Science Foundation. She teaches science to third, fourth, and fifth grade students at Cincinnati Country Day School. Jan received her B.S. degree in geology from the University of Delaware, after which she spent ten years as a research geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. Jan returned to school at Miami University (Ohio) to earn her teacher's certification.

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