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YELLOWSTONE FIRE MANAGEMENT: AN ISSUE ANALYSIS CURRICULUM

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Kasey Austin

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This presentation will demonstrate how my experience as a tour guide in Yellowstone National park led me to create Yellowstone Fire Management, an educational program designed for sixth grade students to examine the problems, issues, players, beliefs, and values surrounding wildland fire management in Yellowstone National Park. The program incorporates concepts from scholarly articles, internet resources, and children’s literature. I used multiple environmental curriculum frameworks to create the Yellowstone Fire Management curriculum. Upon finishing a hard copy of the curriculum, I published my educational program on a wiki for use by educators everywhere. This project is significant because there is currently no curriculum specifically designed for understanding fire management in Yellowstone Park. The Yellowstone Fire Management curriculum is original in its focus on Yellowstone, the scope and sequence of activities that are outlined, and its online format. Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be able to make informed decisions regarding fire policy as well as individual decisions involving their own behavior (conditions for making a campfire, building a structure near a forest, etc.). Every lesson in this curriculum applies to and lists targeted Montana Educational Standards which can be taught to students in an interesting and engaging approach. My exhibit should inspire educators and students alike in providing lessons to learn from, remember, and enjoy.

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YELLOWSTONE FIRE MANAGEMENT: AN ISSUE ANALYSIS CURRICULUM

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This presentation will demonstrate how my experience as a tour guide in Yellowstone National park led me to create Yellowstone Fire Management, an educational program designed for sixth grade students to examine the problems, issues, players, beliefs, and values surrounding wildland fire management in Yellowstone National Park. The program incorporates concepts from scholarly articles, internet resources, and children’s literature. I used multiple environmental curriculum frameworks to create the Yellowstone Fire Management curriculum. Upon finishing a hard copy of the curriculum, I published my educational program on a wiki for use by educators everywhere. This project is significant because there is currently no curriculum specifically designed for understanding fire management in Yellowstone Park. The Yellowstone Fire Management curriculum is original in its focus on Yellowstone, the scope and sequence of activities that are outlined, and its online format. Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be able to make informed decisions regarding fire policy as well as individual decisions involving their own behavior (conditions for making a campfire, building a structure near a forest, etc.). Every lesson in this curriculum applies to and lists targeted Montana Educational Standards which can be taught to students in an interesting and engaging approach. My exhibit should inspire educators and students alike in providing lessons to learn from, remember, and enjoy.