John Muir Teacher Resources
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Stewardship of Yosemite National Park
Students devise a plan that would be true to John Muir's spirit of stewardship toward Yosemite. They analyze a core map to determine the original plan and usage of the park and compare the original plan to a current park map.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
A Campfire Conversation
Students examine point of view as it relates to public issues. In this point of view lesson, students become familiar with the point of view of John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt about the wilderness. Students debate if the wilderness should be preserved.
4th - 8th Science 11 Views 33 Downloads
Young scholars read and investigate the accomplishments of John Muir. They gather information about one of the United States National Parks founded by John Muir. They create a tri-fold brochure about John Muir and a National Park he founded.
4th - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
First graders explore and explain that different plants and animals live in different kinds of environments. They illustrate various plants and animals and how they survive in the places where they live. A nature journal for enrichment purposes is kept up daily.
1st Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Here is another in the interesting series of lessons that use the special State Quarters as a learning tool. This one uses the California State Quarter. During this lesson, pupils learn the many ways they can conserve natural resources such as: water, trees, and even electricity and money.
K - 1st Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
After five class sessions, young scientists will be able to identify common rock types: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. This plan involves hands-on activities, includes various handouts and worksheets, and requires there to be assorted rocks on hand.
4th - 6th Science 31 Views 133 Downloads
Oh, California: Understanding Primary Sources: What Did John Muir See?
Pupils read a selection from the writings of John Muir. They discover his view on California and its natural resources. They create a display of images that show what California has to offer.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Fifth graders identify the causes and effects of several different kinds of severe weather phenomenon. They read an excerpt from John Muir's book The Mountains of California and research one of the following severe weather phenomena using the Internet and library resources; thunderstorms, blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, and flooding.
5th Science 17 Views 89 Downloads
New Review Environmental Interdependence (Environmental Awareness)
Whether introducing a study of environment awareness or preparing your classes for a performance task related to environmental interdependence, you will find this resource useful. Key terms and concepts are introduced so that all learners are prepared for the study or the assessment.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Eighth graders examine avalanches after reading excerpts from John Muir's book, "The Yosemite." In small groups, they conduct experiments with flour, sugar, and potato flakes representing different snow consistencies. Then, 8th graders predict the angle at which each material will slide down a board.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads