This resource is an article that examines evidence that, due to recent climate changes, wildfires that would have previously left enough trees alive to regrow forests are now killing entire forests in such a way that regrowth is no longer possible. Several examples of forest ecosystem collapse are described with examples pulled from recent science publications and interviews with scientists. This resource is recommended for teaching.
English Language Arts
Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
6.RI.1 Analyze what the text says explicitly as well as inferentially; cite textual evidence to support the analysis.
Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
6-8.RST.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
HS.ESS3.4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
7.LS2.4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.