Grades 9-12

High school students are able to use sophisticated reasoning with difficult concepts, particularly when the learning context is familiar to them. Using forests as a context for learning is beneficial for students this age, as it provides them with a “real world” basis for applying new knowledge

Many high school students still have difficulty proposing explanations based on logic and evidence instead of on their prior conceptions of the natural world. Providing many opportunities to collect evidence and develop explanations based on that evidence can help them develop this skill. Forest literacy activities at the high school level may explore:

• What factors contribute to the biodiversity of Oregon’s forests?
• How do people manage forests to achieve desired forest outcomes and ensure the sustainability of our forests?
• What role do governments, private companies and individuals play in managing Oregon’s forests?
• What can individuals do to help sustain forests?

Forests can become the focus of more and more sophisticated research, in which students can use data to drive their decisions. Forests can also provide a meaningful context for high school students to examine the implications of issues on a variety of levels, both locally and globally.

Grades 9-12 Programs & Resources

Where's All The Carbon? (Poster) Oregon's Forests (Poster) Forest Fact Sheet-Carbon and Climate Forest Fact Sheet-Clearcutting Forest Fact Sheet-Drinking Water Forest Fact Sheet-Fire Forest Fact Sheet-Forests Forest Fact Sheet-Woody Biomass Forest Fact Sheet-Ownership Forest Fact Sheet-Photosynthesis Forest Fact Sheet-Protection Laws Forest Fact Sheet-Reforestation Forest Fact Sheet-Wildlife K-12 Forest Education Opportunities-New for 2018 Guide to Priority Plant and Animal Species in Oregon Forests Find Your Path Forest Essays Grades 7-12 Inside Oregon's Forests-A high school forestry curriculum Teacher Sampler Packet Grades 6-12 Oregon Forest Literacy Plan Oregon Forest Facts 2019-20 Edition Forest Threats Not So Clear-cut State of Fire: Fire in Oregon's Forests The Oregon Way: Forests and Fish Rules to Live By Federal Forestland in Oregon Establishing and Managing Forest Trees in Western Oregon Understanding Eastside Forests Inside Oregon's Forests: Section 1 Inside Oregon's Forests: Section 2 Inside Oregon's Forests: Section 3 Inside Oregon's Forests: Section 4 Inside Oregon's Forests: Section 5 Inside Oregon's Forests: Section 6 Inside Oregon's Forests: Section 7 Inside Oregon's Forests: Appendices Inside Oregon's Forests: Student Pages Oregon Forest Types-Student Page Find Your Path Instruction Guide Oregon's Forests Instruction Guide-New Where's All The Carbon? Instruction Guide-New Forest to Frame Making Forest Connections: A Correlation of the Oregon Forest Literacy Plan with Other Educational Resources Forest to Frame Instruction Guide-New