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    Elementary Interdisciplinary Tree Unit

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    I need a list and brief description of some activities (12-14) for elementary age students engaged in a unit on trees
    Please help me find a variety of types of activities, including ones that would involve the community.

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    Learning Station - Have a tree cookie (cross section of a tree) set up with a place for students to write down their best guess as to the age of the tree. After all students guess, show them how the number of rings indicates the age.

    Read aloud books - The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

    Art - Give students 4-5 cut out leaves (or have them draw and cut them out). On each leaf, have them write something they have learned about trees.

    Art - Have ...

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    This solution offers a variety of ideas that can be used to create a multidisciplinary unit about trees that can be adapted for any elementary age classroom. 357 words with a link for further learning. References are provided to aid in understanding.