The Gift of the Bitterroot

“Women have always been considered the caretakers of the bitterroot. For generations, a woman has been appointed to watch over the plant to determine when it was ready for digging.” (As told by Johnny Arlee, Illustrated by Antoine Sandoval in The Gift of the Bitterroot).  How do organisms vary in their traits? How are plants, animals, and environments of the past similar or different from current plants, animals, and environments? What happens to organisms when their environment changes? This Third Grade science lesson integrates the new Montana Science Standards (MTSS) with IEFA Essential understandings.

Event Details

Target Group 3 - 5
Delivery Method In-Person, Online, Other
Available PL Durations(s) The SSOM IEFA sessions are generally 2-3 hours in length but may be customized to your timeframe and needs. Some districts partner to offer a regional IEFA professional learning with multiple topics in one day.
Renewal Units/Credit 1 renewal unit per hour

Cost for half-day and full-day professional learning varies based on student enrollment

Contact Information

School Services of Montana:; (800) 284-9271

Director of Education Services – Melissa Tovaas (