Salmon Stories

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students go over the remarkable life cycle of Pacific salmon and learn about their role in ecosystems as well as their importance to Indigenous communities. Then, after reading and discussing two recent news articles related to salmon conservation in the Pacific Northwest, students create a systems diagram or mind map to deepen their understanding of how humans interact with salmon and steps we can take to protect salmon populations for future generations. Designed for students of all ages with activity options to scale for K-5, middle school, and high school students.

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  • Blank paper
  • Pencil
  • Links to articles or printed articles

  • Coloring supplies
  • Digital sharing platform such as Google Classroom, SeeSaw, etc.

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