Ethnobotany Teacher Resources

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Ethnobotany Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduce and discuss Ethnobotany and develop their own research writing. Pupils research plants that have already been identifyed as having medicinal or cultural/historical value around the world. They investigate...
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The Forest Community And Ethnobotany Past And Present

For Teachers 3rd
Students describe a forest as a living community. They determine members interact, and in many cases, depend on each other for their basic survival needs. They investigate how dependent the Native Americans were on the forest...
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Maintaining Plant Genebanks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the use, costs, and the need for plant gene banks. The rationale for gaining ownership over scientific information and the implications of the developing nations' reliance on biotechnology is explored in this lesson plan.
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Amazon Adventure: A Case Study in Medical Technology and Bioethics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore a case study. They use problem solving skills to determine initial procedures or experiments necessary slow disease and develop a drug. Students examine FDA drug approval procedures. They consider environmental and...
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The New Explorers: 20th Century Medicine Man

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students watch an episode of the "New Explorers" that follows ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin as he travels into the Amazonian rainforest in search of plants that are new to moderen medicine but well known to the indigenous people.
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The Importance of Plants to Native Cultures in the Past and Present

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the founding and history of Sluice Boxes State Park. They use both primary and secondary resources to collect data. The focus is upon the use of native plants to make medicines. They write reports about several...
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Amazon Adventure: a Case Study in Medical Technology And Bioethics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars test problem-solving skills, the ability to see connections, and the ability to draw conclusions and inferences from information provided in a case study. Given a case study, they formulate a procedure and draw conclusions.
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People and Plants

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars examine the uses of plants from many different biomes, particularly, rain forests to uncover data about the production of new drugs and the cross-cultural sharing of foods. A rain forest food festival reinforces the...
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Touch the Past: Archaeology of the Upper Mississippi River Region

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine the archeology of the Mississippi River Valley. Using the internet, they expand their research to include how the Native Americans in California used plants to meet their needs. They also research a Native American tribe...

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