View from the top of the Riply Esker near Fort Ripley, Mn.


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Esker Glaciers



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-02-27.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This well-organized lesson presents students in grades 5-9 with a multimedia exploration of the Great Lakes. Although the lesson is aimed towards educators in the Midwest (US) and aligned to the Minnesota State Standards, the author gives multiple suggestions for connecting the lesson to other geographic areas. Instruction is introduced with a video, and then explored using a Google Earth file. This file contains color-coder symbols providing information about rocks & fossils, glacial history, and human impact. The unit culminates with a research project and numerous extensions are included for teachers that want to take this lesson further. With its clear instructions, engaging materials and written support materials, this lesson would be easily integrated in any technology-enabled classroom.

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