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Course Descriptions

FLP 2: Land & Water Conservation

EDUC 2000

The course is designed to provide meaningful activities, instructional strategies, materials, and research to enhance the teaching skills of Pre-K- 12th grade educators in subjects related to food, land and people.  The participants will have educational tools to help their students better understand the interdependence of agriculture, the environment, and human needs through lessons in multiple curriculum areas: science, mathematics, social studies, geography, technology, and more. More specifically, this course will provide educators with resource information that will assist them in the instruction and presentation of the “Land and Water Units.” The textbook for the course will be “Resources for Learning” but will include additional materials from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Project WET, books, kits, maps, PowerPoints and other materials.


1.  Understand how natural and environmental concepts can be integrated into the curriculum. To heighten the awareness level of where we live, our relation to it, and the use and replenishment of natural resources.

2.  Use lessons available in FLP, guide group activities (large, small, and cooperative,) provide for individual differences and learning styles, and evaluates students’ learning.

3.  Identify and use appropriate learning activities to integrate social concerns and social perspectives regarding soil, water and people issues.  

4.  Develop understanding, thinking skills, creativity, and improve communication skills in the learning environment with students.

5. To use FLP lessons and see how they integrate curriculum and are aligned to the North Dakota standards. See ND FLP Alignment at www.ndaginclassroom.org Heading FLP Curriculum Standards, or ND Standards www.state.nd.us/espb

6. To use instructional media FLP CD.

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