All Grade Levels - Adaptable K-12

Introduction to the Flint Hills - Grades K-12
CREATED FOR FLINT HILLS MAP & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Introduction: "What are the Flint Hills and Why Should We Preserve Them?"
60+ slide Powerpoint with Q-and-A review sheet: where located, types of prairie, 4 main grasses, biodiversity, geology, fire, carbon cycle, beef production, sustainability, art, recreation, public access, eco-services, need for preservation
All Subjects, esp. Science, Social Studies, Art

Flint Hills Map Exhibit Unit - All Levels: K-12
CREATED FOR FLINT HILLS MAP & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Activities related to discovering the wealth of information contained in the Flint Hills Map Exhibit itself. (These can be done either with school's wall-mounted exhibit or with PDFs of exhibit).
Guided Tour - Flint Hills Map - (same for Elem, Middle, High): Interprets all main map features in map and Legend/Key plus info in lower right sections of Locator Map, Last Stand Facts.
Also three levels of Guided Qs of Side Panels - interprets educational art and text on upper right side - which are in 3 different versions Elementary, Middle, High).
Follow-up in Classroom: Regional Map Activity and Your County Map Activity: Students practice map skills (location grid, scale), review main geography of region, explore local geography of county, interpret more map resources, special focus on water.
Teacher’s Guide explains unit and contains links to all activity documents.
All Subjects, especially Social Studies, Science, Math

Prairie Communities Role Play - Jolly Rancher John & Bad Bart- Grades 3-10
CREATED FOR FLINT HILLS MAP & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Students role play interactions in biodiverse prairie community. 
In background powerpoint, students learn names of special prairie plants and animals and how they interact within a biodiverse prairie community. Students are introduced to two basic range management practices: setting appropriate stocking rates to avoid over-grazing, and using prescribed burning to suppress invader plants. Each student is assigned a part and physical actions to role play in dramatization of prairie community interaction in two quite different pasture scenes: first, under good range management and next, under poor management.
Review questions reinforce main concepts and vocabulary. Substantive and fun activity - gets kids up and moving!

Science, Range Management