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Welcome to our Teachers' Corner! This section of TEACH (The Education And Curriculum Homesite) is specifically geared toward K-12 educators looking for resources to teach about the Great Lakes and its fisheries.

All materials listed on our site were professionally reviewed to help you find lesson plans that best fit your classroom needs. Most even offer a free sample lesson, correlated to Michigan science education benchmarks. To read more about the purpose of this site and how materials were reviewed, click here.

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Compare Materials. Looking for materials that cover specific Great Lakes and fisheries issues? Use this chart to quickly sort all of our reviewed materials by topics like water pollution, invasive species, and biodiversity. Other sort options include cost, grade range, and the extent to which the materials address national environmental education guidelines.

Materials & Lessons. On this page you can browse through descriptions of all materials and access accompanying free sample lessons. You can even search for materials by keyword. Just click on a title to bring up its review, ordering information, and an assessment of the extent to which it meets content and environmental education guidelines.

Discussion Forum. Do you have suggestions of other materials teachers should consider? Want to comment on one of the materials featured on this site? Use the discussion forum to share your ideas.

Links. Looking for more resources? Our links page will point you to other online curriculum databases, websites featuring additional background information and educational resources pertaining to the Great Lakes and its fisheries, and information about relevant professional associations and funding resources.

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Teacher's Corner was produced by the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment with funding from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. For more information, contact: Dr. Michaela Zint, Project Leader.