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U.S. Geography: The West
Students explore the national parks of the American West. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "U.S. Geography: The West," and examine print and Internet sources about the national parks found there. Students feature their findings in travel brochures that they create.
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Persuasive Practice: A Mt. Rushmore Addition
Explore persuasive writing skills. Budding authors will research a US President and persuade the National Park Service to add him to Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the persuasive essay, individuals are required to develop a visual presentation using a web-based software that they then present to their class.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Application of Linear Systems
Let the learners take the driving wheel! The class solves systems of linear equations and applies the concepts of systems to solve a real-world situation about parking cars and buses. They then use calculators to create a visual of their answer.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Thorough instructions are given to guide you through making a demonstration hydraulic pump from two plastic soda bottles. After using the resource to teach your class about Pascal's and Bernoulli's principles, turn them loose in groups to design their own working water fountains.
5th - 12th Science
New Review Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 2.1: There Is and There Are
Clarify the difference between there is and there are with a worksheet that features both grammar and vocabulary activities. It also covers prepositions (by and on), comparative adjectives, and finding the opposites of other adjectives.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
National Parks- Researching and Planning a Trip With Internet Resources
In this National Park research worksheet, students access the National Park web site to research 3-5 parks that they might like to visit. They contact the Parks to obtain brochures. They answer questions and learn more about location, costs, how to get reservations, and what to pack when traveling to the park of their choice.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Arkansas History Lesson Plant One: Play-Do Soto
Fifth graders complete a variety of projects to learn about Arkansas history. In this Arkansas lesson plan, 5th graders go on a field trip to a state park, explore an Arkansas map, put play-dough on the trail of De Soto, color regions of Arkansas, and more.
5th Social Studies & History
Have your class doing everything from reading literature, analyzing literary devices, identifying independent and dependent clauses, discussing, and writing creatively with the rich resource found here. After a mini lesson on independent and dependent clauses, your class will read, annotate, and answers questions on two different short stories by O.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Twisting and turning through the sky, roller coasters are popular attractions at amusement parks around the world, but how exactly do they work? Explore the physics behind these thrilling rides with an engineering design activity. Starting with a discussion of potential and kinetic energy and the law of conservation of energy, young engineers apply these concepts as they work in groups creating roller coasters using flexible plastic tubing and marbles.
3rd - 7th Science
Movie Revenues: Percent of Change
Post the names of movies that have sequels around the room and ask questions, which the students will answer by going to stand by the name of the movie that fits best. Then work with your class to analyze revenue from each film and percent increase or decrease with sequels.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
The Power of Nonviolence: What Is Nonviolence? What Does It Cost?
Your young learners will delve into the language of primary source documents in order to identify the characteristics, benefits, and costs of nonviolence. The lesson includes a mix of activities, including an anticipatory activity, creation of a KWL chart, group jigsaw reading, and final discussion prompt.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Nature Treasure Hunt
Get your students out of the classroom and into the great outdoors with this fun nature scavenger hunt. From uncovering evidence of an animal's presence, to making a tool out of materials found in nature, this activity is a great way to engage children in exploring the natural world around us.
Pre-K - 5th Science
Reading Comprehension 6: Level 9
Did you know that an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon dioxide as a car emits in 11,000 miles of driving? Such fun facts abound in a short reading comprehension passage detailing the benefits of parks and rooftop gardens. After reading the passage, students are tested on their ability to recall facts, to draw inferences, to compare and contrast information, and to describe the organizational structure of the passage.
8th - 10th All
New Review Where Do Brown Bears Live?
What do brown bears in Alaska's Katmai National Park need to survive? Pupils explore the unique habitats, diet, and survival needs of this animal. They predict the consequences of removing any integral part of the bear's survival, and complete a cut-and-paste activity to further understand the elements of an ecosystem.
2nd - 6th Science
Glacier Bay Pacific Halibut
The National Park Service has produced a high-quality presentation on the halibut population of Glacier Bay, Alaska. It takes the viewpoint of the marine biologists or rather, ichthyologists, who have been studying the adaptations, behavior, and life cycle of these mighty fish.
9th - Higher Ed Science
ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD lesson. With three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night," "Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett," "Around the Pond"), readers compare and contrast details, as well as separate fact from opinion.
2nd English Language Arts