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Self Directed Lesson 3


ACTIVITIES IN UNIT III: FIRE MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION
​      from ROLE OF FIRE IN ALASKA 


Ecosystem Model (2-6)
   Students construct a mural to show the effects of different human activities on the environment
Why We Manage Wildland Fires (8-12)
   Students research why wildland fires are managed in Alaska
How We Manage Wildland Fires (5-12)
   Students will choose appropriate priorities for management under given fire scenarios  
        *Scenario Cards
Mapping a Fire Plan (6-12)
   Students develop their own fire management plan
       *Fire Protection Map
Defensible Space (4-12)
   Students design a plan to provide a defensible space around their home
       *Defensible Space Checklist
Community Views on Fire (6-12)
   Students will research local community view points regarding fire management
A Little Piece of Forest or Tundra (6-12)
   Students describe the different opinions usually associated with forest management
        *Fire Policy Cards - Boreal Forest
        *Fire Policy Cards - Tundra
        *Fire Role Cards

Dilemmas in Fire Management (6-12)
   Students discuss current fire management issues and the importance of making informed management decisions  
     *Forest and Tundra Dilemma Information Sheets #1, #2 & #3 


Concepts covered in Unit III: Fire Management and Protection
Fire effects on communities
Why fires are managed
How fires are managed
Fire management issues
Alaska Management Action Categories
Public attitudes influencing fire management Informed decision-making
Dilemmas in fire management
Fire Plans and Defensible Space 

Watch:            
PLT video   Lesson 3 “Fire Management”  
“Living With Fire”
“The Science of Wildfire”
“How We Fight Wildfires”
“Why Certain Wildfires Are Necessary”
“How to Stop a Wildfire”

Read:               

How We Manage Wildland Fires

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