CFWEP Core Lesson 2: What Happened to Our Watershed?

For grades 6-9

Developed by CFWEP as part of our 5-Day Core Middle School Program, this lesson covers:

  • Human and natural impacts to ecosystem health
  • The history of the Upper Clark Fork Basin and western Montana
  • The evironmental damages related to historic mining practices in Butte and Anaconda that occurred in the Clark Fork Watershed
  • The mining and smelting process
  • Acid rock drainage
  • Remediation and restoration

Use the links below to download the necessary materials for this lesson:

"What Happened to Our Watershed?" Lesson Plan (doc format)
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"Historic Timeline" Activity Files (pdf format)
"Historic Timeline" Activity Files (pdf format)
L2Activ-HistoricTimeline050310.pdf
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"Anaconda & Opportunity" Extension Powerpoint Presentation
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"Anaconda & Opportunity" Extension Powerpoint Presentation (pdf format)
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Download All Lesson Materials as a .zip file
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"What Happened to Our Watershed?" Lesson Plan (pdf format)
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"What Happened to Our Watershed?" Powerpoint Presentation with Notes
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"What Happened to Our Watershed?" Powerpoint Presentation with Notes (pdf format)
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"Getting Copper" Activity Lesson Plan (doc format)
"Getting Copper" Activity Lesson Plan (doc format)
L2ActivPlan-GettingCopper050310.doc
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"Getting Copper" Activity Lesson Plan (pdf format)
"Getting Copper" Activity Lesson Plan (pdf format)
L2ActivPlan-GettingCopper050310.pdf
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"Historic Timeline" Activity Lesson Plan (doc format)
"Historic Timeline" Activity Lesson Plan (doc format)
L2ActivPlan-HistoricTimeline050310.doc
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"Historic Timeline" Activity Lesson Plan (doc format)
"Historic Timeline" Activity Lesson Plan (doc format)
L2ActivPlan-HistoricTimeline050310.pdf
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"Historic Timeline" Activity Files (ppt format)
"Historic Timeline" Activity Files (ppt format)
L2Activ-HistoricTimeline050310.ppt
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