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Students compare and contrast two explorations of Yellowstone National Park. In this essay writing lesson, students compose essays using information from a variety of sources. Students view a video about one explorer's experience at Yellowstone, and compare this to the online biography of another explorer. They use a Venn Diagram to chart similarities and differences. Students sort through information and use the most relevant details for their essays.
Fifth graders read an autobiography. In this sequencing lesson, 5th graders learn the importance of putting events in chronological order. Students read about Rosa Park's and discuss the difficulty one may have when following a story with flashbacks. Students then complete a research project using the concept of chronological order.
Students analyze the circulatory system and create an amusement ride that is based on a part of that system. For this circulation lesson students create a brochure that describes Sickle Cell, and then extend the lesson by creating a photo story about heart rates during hyper and hypo ventilation
Investigate marine protected areas and how they contribute to natural, economic and cultural resources. In this preservation of marine environments lesson plan, students complete 15 sentences about these areas and they complete a crossword puzzle. They are each assigned a clue and try to match the proper marine protected area associated with the clue. They write a brief report about their area and make an oral presentation.
Students explore the National Parks of the United Kingdom. In this National Park Authority lesson, 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.
In this National Parks action adventures worksheet, 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.
Study the geographical terrain of the Pan American Highway by planning a trip following its course. In this geography lesson, students take a hypothetical vacation from Alaska to Chile. On their trip, students are required to visit a national, historical, or theme park. They must map out specific routes taken and report information about the park. Project may be completed individually or in groups.
Bring U.S. history to your language arts class with this instructional activity. 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.