Thank you for visiting Students Explorations at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument's Outdoor Laboratory. Student Explorations consists of five primary sections that match the five areas of science practiced in the Outdoor Laboratory of the Monument: Archaeology, Ecology, Geology, Human Landscape, and Paleontology. Each of these sections contain courseware modules on a specific topic.
These Teacher Resources are meant to aid teachers in administering the content of the Student Explorations site to students in the classroom. It contains all of the teacher material needed to supplement the student activities, and provides resources to teachers to successfully complete each module of the curriculum.
The neat thing about Student Explorations is that there are two options for administering the curriculum. Teachers have the option of running the program online, where students can complete activities and questions by downloading them directly from the internet. There is also the option of printing the material and completing it by hand in the classroom or giving it as homework. There are many options and educational opportunities provided by this site. Below you will find all of the resources you need to teach these modules in your classroom - whether your students will be working through the content online or with the print version. A Teacher Guide is provided for each module plus a Student Guide (a standalone version of the courseware) and the Student Question Workbook that the student will use alongside the online version to answer the questions.
The Teacher Resources page is broken down by module and contains a teacher guide for each of the academic subjects. There are five modules which correspond to each of the five subjects offered: Archaeology, Ecology, Geology, Paleontology, and Human Landscape. Under each module, a teacher can find access to the teacher guide, the student guide, and the student question workbook.
The teacher guide gives detailed information about each unit of the curriculum, including a description, duration of activity, explanation of goals, and academic content standards as they relate to state requirements. Each teacher guide also contains an answer key to the student questions, as well as references, materials needed, objectives, and procedures for each unit and activity.