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Lost At The Fun Park
Students complete pre reading, writing, post reading activities for the book Lost At The Fun Park. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Footprints in the Park
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Footprints in the Park. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Rosa Parks Community Garden
Students explore gardening and nutrition in the Rosa Parks Community Garden. They work in stations to discuss food choices, the life cycles of plants, and mini-composting. After starting in one station, they rotate to try each activity.
Baboon's Park by Beth Alley Wise
Read Baboon's Park independently or all together to identify the problem and solution in the plot. Specific reading comprehension questions are listed along with a writing prompt for readers to make a personal connection. Work on inferences with your young learners.
A Walk in the Park
Using a word problem, learners practice estimation techniques. After leading the class through a solution to this problem, a teacher could have the class complete other estimation activities using this one as a model.
Company Parking Lot
In this ESL worksheet, students listen or read to a description of where 10 employees park their cars in the company lot. Students complete a table with information from the reading/listening.
Students Restore Beauty and Pride to Fayette's Parks
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students collaborate with community leaders to plan and restore a community park.
State Parks: A Spanish Vocabulary Lesson
Ninth graders create a PowerPoint about state parks using Spanish vocabulary. In this Spanish lesson, 9th graders work in groups to research about area recreational facilities. Students use information collected on-line to create and present a slide presentation in Spanish about the state park.
Worksheet: Evidence of Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory at the Fossil Park
Take a close-up look at the evolution of hyenas in South Africa. Natural historians read about the five hyena species found in the fossil record and examine four statements that summarize the theory of evolution. As a culminating activity, pupils form groups and design a fact sheet about any modern member from the hyena family. This is an uncomplicated assignment to do with biology classes. You will appreciate the teacher's notes and grading rubric that are provided alongside.
Equations in the Park
Students explore algebraic concepts using real life situations. In this equations lesson, students develop strategies to solve missing number problems. Students participate in a board game based on algebraic equations.
Students explore the National Parks of the United Kingdom. In this National Park Authority activity, students investigate the structure of the parks system and find out how the Otterburn Training Area is used. Students then create conservation posters for the National Park Authority.
Sixth graders investigate natural environments by researching national parks. In this brochure making lesson, 6th graders explore a specific national park and research it's information by utilizing the web. Students create travel brochures based on the state of a national park including the maps, landmarks and attractions.
National Park Adventures
In this National Parks action adventures activity, students read information about the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Boston National Historical Park, Grand Canyon National Park. They choose one National Park, and write a real or make-believe adventure. Students write one short essay.
National Parks: So Much to Do, So Much to See!
In this National Parks: so much to do, so much to see activity, students observe pictures for clues and match the written activities to the National Parks where the activities take place. Students match five pictures and activities.
Park in the Park: Enrichment
In this probability worksheet, learners solve 3 word problems based on a map of a parking lot, where they must determine the probability or number of possible outcomes for a given event.
Photography and the National Park Service
During the 1800s the United States was expanding westward; land was there for the taking. Kids explore how some early photographers used their photography to influenced the US Congress to save areas like Mirror Lake. They complete a journal reflection, participate in a class discussion, and analyze three photographs from the period.
Exploring our National Parks
Students utilize maps/Atlases to find key spatial information, locate U.S. National Parks, characterize the geography of a specific region, and create a National Park brochure.
Which Amusement Park Would You Choose?
Students analyze data related to amusement parks and create a spreadsheet to display the data. They read the data and predict which amusement park they think is safer, create a spreadsheet and graph, and write a proposal based on their findings.
Biome Amusement Park
Students study different biomes, and choose one to make an amusement park based out of. In this biomes lesson plan, students use art supplies and the biome's characteristics to create their amusement park.
Oral History: Park City Museum
Bring U.S. history to your language arts class with this lesson. Middle schoolers complete an interview for an oral history project, and discuss the importance of oral histories - and how they embellish written accounts. They write questions, interview, and write a report analyzing their findings, connecting with the era of the person interviewed.