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Third graders consider famous women in history. In this notable women lesson plan, students watch a slide show about Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks. Students will complete a worksheet and discuss how these women have been important figures in American history.
Eleventh graders complete OAGEE Geo-Kit activity. They define and discuss ecological integrity and how it applies to Canada's National Parks. They research ecozone for a national park and use that information to complete a poster.
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.
Students explore U.S. geography by viewing a documentary in class. In this national parks instructional activity, students view video clips of individual national parks and locate them using Google Earth software. Students create a persuasive presentation about a local park which should be represented nationally.
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.
Students research national parks. In this science lesson, students view a video about the national parks and discuss the environments found within the national parks.
Students identify musical sites that are worthy of being included as units of the National Parks System. They anthologize American music from primitive times to today.
In this national parks worksheet, students watch a video on America's Western National Parks and answer short answer questions about it. Students answer 19 questions.
Students discuss ways that the public can damage as well as preserve our natural and cultural resources. Small groups are each assigned one of the national parks and must design a poster or TV commercial that celebrates the importance of national parks.
Young scholars are introduced to the national parks of Canada. In groups, they use the internet to identify the factors that determine the level of tourism. They create a tourist pamphlet and present the material to the class to end the lesson.
Students explore state parks. In this research skills lesson, students explore visual examples of researching the Internet for state park information. Students choose a state park to research independently.
Students examine the actions of Rosa Parks. They identify the reasons why philanthropy is good for the community and individuals. They write a letter to someone they admire because of their qualities.
Young scholars discover the interaction of American Literature, politics and the environmental movement. They explore the changing concept and philosophy of wilderness, and explain the development of The National Park System. They read sections of Thoreau, Muir, Abbey and Emerson with a set of questions for the students to develop their own essays.
Students identify and discuss problem of dogs running loose in parks, suggest and record possible solutions that would benefit dog owners and entire community, review American Kennel Club brochure "Establishing a Dog Park in Your Community," and create proposal for implementing community dog park.
Students discuss what they know about Rosa Parks and the incident on one of the buses in Montgomery, Alabama. In groups, they discuss and identify where they recieve most of their information. They examine the importance of having a complete and accurate account of events and how that can lead to misconceptions if they do not have all of the facts.
Students get up close and personal with principles of motion. In this physics instructional activity, students collect and analyze acceleration data on amusement park rides. Students use CBLs to collect data in this instructional activity.
Students explore the life and works of Rosa Parks. In this Civil Rights lesson, students consider Rosa Parks' work as a philanthropist. Students then write a letter to someone that they admire for making a difference.
Learners work in pairs and research a national park. After gathering plenty of info, they make a brochure containing many types of info about the park they chose.
Students explore the African landscape and consider why national parks are important. They imagine that they've been placed in charge of creating a new African national park, and then draw pictures and write paragraphs about this new park.
Middle schoolers are introduced to the idea of an urban forest. In groups, they practice their mapping skills in which they observe trees in a local park and map them on a graph they create. They analyze the information and make predictions about what they believe is going to happen to the trees in the park.