|6th Grade Education Program|
The 6th grade "Wildfire in the Foothills" program is based on 5 concept lessons:
"Wildfire in the Foothills" curriculum was designed to be adapted for other foothill communities. If you are interested in adapting the curriculum for use in your community please contact us.
In order to help students be prepared for wildfire the Butte County Fire Safe Council through partnerships developed a Sixth Grade Curriculum titled "Wildfire in the Foothills" in 2004. The 2004 pilot program was incredibly successful with outreach to 90 6th grade students in the Paradise Unified School District which includes both Paradise and the Upper Ridge. The Program built on that success in 2005 with outreach to 490 6th grade students in Paradise Unified School District. This program is also being offered to 95 students in the Golden Feather School District.
The program addresses state curriculum requirements, provides teachers with in-service credits and comes as a complete package which requires no extra preparation work for teachers. The program focuses on the three R's: relationships, relevance and rigor and aims to teach lasting life lessons about wildland fire.
The Program's development was funded through Butte County Title III HR2389 funds, UC Davis Renewable Resources Extension Act Project Grant and is supported by donations from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Sierra Preservation Partners LLC and Wal-Mart.