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Sustainable Forestry: Promising Foresty for Centuries

Lesson 1: Foestry


Course: Environmental and Natural Resources I

Unit H: The Role of Forests in the Environment


Goals for the Lesson:

  • Students will understand what a forest is.
  • Students will be able to define forestry.
  • Students will understand the history of North Carolina forestry.
  • Students will recognize the significance of forestry as an industry to their state.
  • Students will identify the six major forest regions and the tree species of the United States.
  • Students will identify the three major regions of forests and its tree species in North Carolina.
  • Students will recognize how trees promote healthier lifestyles for people, the environment, and animals.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how forestry products impact their daily lives.

Competency: EN 28.00 Describe the role of forests and their growth in the environment and society.


Objective: EN 28.01 Describe the impact of forests, their products, and processing on our environment, economy, and society.

Classroom Time Required: 

2, 90-minute class periods

Materials Need: 
  • Computers
  • Forestry Story
  • Forestry… Who Cares?
  • Forestry Web Quest
  • Goods from the Woods
  • U.S. Forestry Regions and Their Tree Species
  • U.S. Forestry Regions Map
  • U.S. Forestry Regions Powerpoint
  • Tree Related Prize
  • Index Cards
  • 15 magazine pictures depicting scenes with forestry products
  • LCD Projector
  • Managing Our Natural Resources, Camp and Daugherty 4th Edition (Delmar Publishing)
  • Colored paper and scissors
Supplemental Information: 

Setting: Classroom and media lab with computers for each child (if school does not have enough computers, materials can be printed off and made copies for each child or groups of students)