The goal of this curriculum is to introduce students to the wondrous biodiversity of flora, and the connections between plants and their ecosystems. It is designed to serve as a general template for any ecoregion in the United States, with guidance provided to make the lessons place-based for your specific ecoregion. The lessons encourage students to study what is outside their door and in the surrounding region. Along with the knowledge gained through these lessons, students will gain the skills to be informed and active citizens in local natural area issues and decisions in their future.