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Middle schoolers will be amused by this theme-park-themed activity. They are given a coordinate plane displaying the relative locations of rides, restrooms, and other attractions. They interpret the locations using ordered pairs that include both positive and negative numbers. Add this to your bag of tricks as a teaching tool when addressing Common Core standards with your math class.
High schoolers, in groups, research the setting, food, and entertainment of a selection of literature. They design costumes, menus, and theme parks from the piece of literature as well. Then they present their projects to the class after they have written scripts. Note: The attached worksheet "Literature Land Theme Park Rubric" cannot currently be found on the Scholastic website. 
Students listen to a story about Rosa Parks and examine the bus seating rules of the 1950s. In this civil rights movement lesson, the teacher reads students a book about Rosa Parks, then students complete a worksheet with a diagram of the bus seating arrangements in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. Students use classroom materials to role play the scene on the bus when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.
Rosa Parks proves that one person, no matter their race, can make a difference.
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.
Theme park lesson plans help students learn about history, science, and have fun at the same time.
For this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the chart that includes 58 state names. Students identify the names of the national parks in the listed states in 5 minutes.
Sixth graders examine implicit and explicit opinions in a text about Rosa Parks. In this explicit and implicit opinions lesson, 6th graders participate in direct teaching, guided practice, and independent practice while reading an autobiography of Rosa Parks. They discuss the different types of opinions, build vocabulary, and complete the associated worksheets.
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Here is an innovative and unique physics lesson. Pupils go on a field trip to a theme park. They are divided into groups. Each group chooses a ride to analyze. They film the ride in order to study the aspects of the ride they want to demonstrate. Once back at school, each group uses iMovie and divides their movie into smaller clips that demonstrate a principle of physics. This lesson is sure to cause lots of excitement!
Learners read and respond to the book, Dear Mrs. Parks. In this African-American literature lesson, students read the text and examine several vocabulary words from the text. Learners answer 11 discussion questions and participate in literature circles. Suggested writing activities accompany this lesson.
Learners discuss the effects of isolating areas in a park to make "islands" for nature. In this nature lesson plan, students role play park rangers who are developing a new section of the park. Learners work in groups to plan a park, after several class discussions.
For this book review worksheet, students interactively answer seven multiple choice questions about the book, Gorky Park, with immediate online feedback.
Students participate in a study of literature with the guided reading of "At The Park". They practice the skills of beginning sounds with the use of phonics and concept of print by matching illustrations with intended meanings.
In this Jurassic Park III activity and progress test worksheet, high schoolers respond to a total of 17 multiple choice, matching and fill-in-the-blank questions pertaining to the movie.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Denali National Park. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students look at the rights and laws created to assist individuals with physical disabilities.  For this lesson on fair treatment for all, students discuss symbols that related to people with disabilities. They create a new parking pass for disabled individuals, using their own symbols.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book A Nation of Parks. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Learners complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Gooseberry Park. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
In this comprehension worksheet, students complete ten multiple choice questions about the book, "Jurassic Park The Novel." These questions contain concepts such as character actions, dinosaur names, setting, character names, and more.