Missoula County Weed District & Extension

Weed Curriculum

Lewisia rediviva lo-resThis curriculum is designed to be a supplemental curriculum for teachers who want to integrate the topic of invasive weeds into their existing courses. This curriculum will provide teachers, educators, and weed professionals with an ecologically-based invasive weed curriculum that assists students in developing awareness, knowledge and skills that will result in responsible land stewardship in the state of Montana.

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       Acknowledgements Conceptual Framework Introduction           
   Resources Glossary Coloring Pages         
Section 1: Building Basics - Contstructing Knowledge About Plant Uses and Plant Biology 
Lesson 1 - Discovering Plants Through Observing & Reading
Lesson 2 - The Seed: It All Starts Here (Well, Almost All)
Lesson 3 - Who Needs Plants?
Lesson 4 - Making a kNOweeds Journal
Lesson 5 - Montana's Native People and Plants
Lesson 6 - The Story of the Bitterroot
Lesson 7 - Traditional Uses of Native Plants
Lesson 8 - We Grow Wheat and Eat Tortillas
Lesson 9 - Local Color: Dyeing with plants
Lesson 10 - Know Your Neighbors
Lesson 11 - Who Lives Here? Plants as Environments
 
Section 2: Introducing Invasives - Learning About Invasive Plant Ecology and Impacts
Lesson 12 -What's in a Name?
Lesson 13 - A Weed by Any Other Name
                                          - Lesson 13 Supplemental Materials
Lesson 14 - Noxious or Native
Lesson 15 - The Key to Montana Weed I.D.
Lesson 16 - We Can't Eat Weeds!
                                          - Lesson 16 Supplemental Materials
Lesson 17 - Plant Adaptations
Lesson 18 - Weed Success: A Bag of Tricks
Lesson 19 - Measuring the Competition
Lesson 20 - Investigating Plant Competition
Lesson 21 - Plant Warfare: Investigating Allelopathy
Lesson 22 - Who Drank All The Water?
Lesson 23 - A Grain of Rice and a HIllside of Knapweed
Lesson 24 - Hitching a Ride
Lesson 25 - The Knapweed Hitchhikers
Lesson 26 - Aquatic Invaders
Lesson 27 - Schoolyard Plant Safari
Lesson 28 - Map Mysteries
Lesson 29 - Adopt-A-Nature Trail
Lesson 30 - Changes on the Land
Lesson 31 - Virtual Survey of Invasive Plants
Lesson 32 - Weed Detectives: Surveying for Invasive Plants
Lesson 33 - Sampling Invasive Plant Populations
Lesson 34 - Weeds Are an Earthmoving Problem
Lesson 35 - Wildfire Weed Woes
   
Section 3: Taking Control and Lending a Hand
Lesson 36 - Stop That Weed!
Lesson 37 - The Great Race for Survival
Lesson 38 - Spotted Knapweed and Gall Fly Lab
Lesson 39 - Biological...Control? Tweaking the Ecological Web
Lesson 40 - Biological...Control? Cascading Effects of Biological Control of Knapweed
Lesson 41 - Pulling Together
Lesson 42 - Burning Questions
Lesson 43 - Getting Control of the Weed Problem
Lesson 44 - The Restoration Cylce
Lesson 45 - Managing Invasive Plants
Lesson 46 - Invasive Plant Management: Plan to Action
                                      - Lesson 46 supplement 1
                                      - Lesson 46 supplement 2
                                      - Lesson 46 supplement 3