Correlations to Illinios’ Course of Study

Module I

8000 years of American Prehistory

Middle/Junior High School:

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3a Describe how historians use models for organizing historical interpretation (e.g., biographies, political events, issues and conflicts).

16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

16.A.3c Identify the differences between historical fact and interpretation.

Module II

From Forest to Farm and Back Again

Middle/Junior High School:

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

16.E.3a (US) Describe how early settlers in Illinois and the United States adapted to, used and changed the environment prior to 1818.

16.E.3b (US) Describe how the largely rural population of the United States adapted, used and changed the environment after 1818.

STATE GOAL 17: Geography
17.D.3a Explain how and why spatial patterns of settlement change over time.

Module III

Fueling the Fires of American Industrialization

Middle/Junior High School:

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

16.C.3c (W) Describe the impact of tech-nology (e.g., weaponry, transportation, printing press, microchips) in different parts of the world, 1500 - present.

16.E.3c (US) Describe the impact of urbanization and suburbanization, 1850 - present, on the environment.

STATE GOAL 17: Geography
17.C.3c Analyze how human processes influence settlement patterns including migration and population growth.

Module IV

From Arbor Day to Earth Day

Middle/Junior High School :

STATE GOAL 14: Understand political systems
14.D.3 Describe roles and influences of individuals, groups and media in shaping current Illinois and United States public policy (e.g., general public opinion, special interest groups, formal parties, media).

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

Module V

A New Profession Takes Seed

Middle/Junior High School:

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

Module VI

From Forest to Farm to Urban Forest

Middle/Junior High School:

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

16.E.3c (US) Describe the impact of urbanization and suburbanization, 1850 - present, on the environment.

STATE GOAL 17: Geography
17.A.3b Explain how to make and use geo-graphic representations to provide and enhance spatial information including maps, graphs, charts, models, aerial photographs, satellite images.

17.B.3b Explain how changes in components of an ecosystem affect the system overall.

17.D.3a Explain how and why spatial patterns of settlement change over time.

Module VII

Trees in Your Own Back Yard

Middle/Junior High School:

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

16.E.3c (US) Describe the impact of urbanization and suburbanization, 1850 - present, on the environment.

STATE GOAL 17: Geography
17.B.3b Explain how changes in components of an ecosystem affect the system overall.

Module VIII

Harvesting Today in a Global Forest

Middle/Junior High School:

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

STATE GOAL 17: Geography
17.B.3b Explain how changes in components of an ecosystem affect the system overall.

17.C.3b Explain how patterns of resources are used throughout the world.

Module IX

Fire:Fight, Flight, or Coexistence?

Middle/Junior High School:

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

16.E.3c (US) Describe the impact of urbanization and suburbanization, 1850 - present, on the environment.

STATE GOAL 17: Geography
17.B.3b Explain how changes in components of an ecosystem affect the system overall.

Module X

The Significance of Private Forests in the U.S.

Middle/Junior High School:

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

16.E.3c (US) Describe the impact of urbanization and suburbanization, 1850 - present, on the environment.

STATE GOAL 17: Geography
17.B.3b Explain how changes in components of an ecosystem affect the system overall.

Module XI

Forest Research: Who, What, Where & Why?

Middle/Junior High School:

STATE GOAL 16: History
16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

16.E.3c (US) Describe the impact of urbanization and suburbanization, 1850 - present, on the environment.

STATE GOAL 17: Geography
17.B.3b Explain how changes in components of an ecosystem affect the system overall.