Teach The Columbia is a curriculum package meant to help educators engage their students with many dimensions of the Columbia River watershed — past, present, and future. To access all the full curriculum package, simply sign up for Teach the Columbia updates and you’ll be sent a password. (And don’t worry, this information is not shared anywhere else!)
The curriculum was inspired by the Columbia River Field School program, our 15-day, Board Approved and accredited field course. While we believe it is important to offer this immersive experience to keen Basin youth, we also know that many more students should have an opportunity to learn about these important topics.
Teach The Columbia is primarily intended for high school students, but includes lesson extensions suitable for college courses as well. Educators working with younger students have also found it useful as a base from which to develop age appropriate lessons. It currently includes 11 lesson plans split into four different cross-curricular modules, which can be accessed and downloaded for free. The lessons are intended to be flexible and adaptable; use all eleven or pick and choose individual lessons. Each lesson includes an overview, guiding questions, learning goals, materials and suggested preparation, detailed instructions, an appendix, BC curriculum links, and optional extensions.
To access all the full curriculum package, simply sign up for Teach the Columbia updates and you’ll be sent a password.
We hope you will find these lessons to be fun and impactful for you and your students!
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Wildsight thanks the Arjay R. and Frances F. Miller Foundation, BC Hydro, the Province of B.C. through the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, the Real Estate Foundation of BC, the Recreational Canoe Association of BC, and School District 8 for making the Columbia River Field School and Teach the Columbia possible.