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Denali National Park
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Denali National Park. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Designing a Poster to Communicate Information: Yellowstone National Park
Students create visual displays of Yellowstone National Park. In this US geography lesson, students display posters of the important information related to the park. Students take notes while viewing a video, and use those notes to decipher which information should be included on their posters.
3rd - 6th Science 9 Views 14 Downloads
Take Me To Your National Park
Students describe the purposes of national parks as a part of our American heritage. They identify and describe important national park sites in a specific state. They write a journal entry or paragraph about why national parks are important.
6th - 8th Science 8 Views 20 Downloads
The Blackfeet of Glacier National Park
Students research an aspect of the Blackfeet tribe in Glacier National Park. They work together to create a presentation that is representative of their culture. They share their presentation with the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues
Students examine the history of the National parks. In groups, they discuss the concepts of conservation and preservation. They discuss the use of natural resources and how some are renewable and non-renewable. To end the lesson, they research the role of Gifford Pinchot and the Hetch Hetchy controversy and discuss with the class.
6th - 8th Science 13 Views 45 Downloads
Discovering National Parks
Young scholars work to preserve American National Parks. In this environmental activism lesson, students research the history of the national parks and determine why they were created. Young scholars then focus on protecting the land, using it for recreation, and conserving the land.
8th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 15 Downloads
Personal Stories of the National Parks
Middle schoolers explore historical information about U.S. national parks using the stories of Edward and Margaret Gehrke as a primary source document. In this United States geography, history, and literacy lesson, students view the diary entries of Edward and Margaret Gehrke written as they traveled through the national parks in the early 1900s.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
Sustainability and Canada's National Parks
Junior High students examine the concept of sustainability and how it relates to Canada's National Park system. They conduct research on the 'Atlas of Canada' website, participate in a simulated online exercise to determine the best site for a new national park.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
National Park Road Trip
Students research a national park and create a PowerPoint presentation about the park. They conduct Internet research, develop a list of ten facts about the part from at least four sources, plan a trip to the selected park, and present the information in the form of a PowerPoint presentation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 15 Downloads
Our National Parks: Recreation and Preservation
Students will learn about the National Park System in the United States and, through exploration of the parks (in books, magazines, maps, and on the Internet), identify human modifications to the physical environment and the intended and unintended effects of those modifications.
K - 2nd Science 4 Views 13 Downloads
Regionalism as Seen Through the National Parks
Fifth graders see a video of some of our country's national parks. As each one is introduced they write down its name and location and star* the areas they find unique and interesting. After the video is over they share at least one of his/her starred* parks and tell why it was of interest, what they liked best about it and why.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
What is a National Park
Students examine the mission of the National Park Service and investigate specific national parks. They read and discuss a handout, and in small groups research a national park, creating a poster to display their information.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads