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The Dinosaur Education Project: A Curriculum Model for Standards-Based Education
This curriculum model represents an entire school district's attempt to use paleontology to implement standards-based education reforms. While most colleges do not have a dinosaur available for student and teacher use, the project provides a template for partnerships between colleges and local school districts. The curriculum can be adopted by teachers to institute standards-based classroom practice and by education professors to model standards-based pedagogy for pre-service teachers. Examples of curriculum activities are included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1996-2000 by The Museum of Paleontology of The University of California, Berkeley; the Regents of the University of California; and The Paleontological Society. No part of the referring document residing on the server,, may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher, except for educational purposes, and in no case for profit
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-931
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Jo Wixom
Western State College

Publisher: University of California Museum of Paleontology