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Personal Stories of the National Parks
Students explore historical information about U.S. national parks using the stories of Edward and Margaret Gehrke as a primary source document. In this United States geography, history, and literacy lesson, students view the diary entries of Edward and Margaret Gehrke written as they traveled through the national parks in the early 1900s.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Investigating Rosa Parks
Sixth graders investigate and analyze several different versions of historical accounts from multiple sources that address Rosa Parks. They fill out a Detective History Frame on Rosa Parks and then discuss their answers with their other classmates.
6th Social Studies & History
Breaking News English: Rosa Parks
For this Rosa Parks worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Rosa Parks.
5th - 10th English Language Arts
National Park Road Trip
Students research a national park and create a PowerPoint presentation about the park. They conduct Internet research, develop a list of ten facts about the part from at least four sources, plan a trip to the selected park, and present the information in the form of a PowerPoint presentation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Rosa Parks Refused to Do What?
First graders listen to two books about Rosa Parks. They contribute factual information for a web. They listen to an interview with Rosa Parks on the internet, adding more information to the web. They write and illustrate a book using their research.
1st English Language Arts
Zoom-In: Famous Women in US History- Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks
Third graders consider famous women in history. In this notable women lesson, 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.
3rd Social Studies & History
Blue Ridge Parkway Communities: Before the Parkway
Imagine what the communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway were like before the construction of this National Park. Class groups search for answers to this question by researching different communities located along the roadway. Each group examines primary and secondary source materials to determine the similarities and differences among the communities and how each was affected by the project.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
The Urban Forest and Mapping in the Park
Students 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
3D National Parks
With this app, learners can visit 28 national parks without leaving the classroom! It includes contemporary and historic photos of Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and so many more parks; plus the ability to view images in 2-D or 3-D mode.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
What's in a Name?
Young scholars explore the plants that grow in Glacier National Park. In this plant biology activity, students invite a guest speaker to speak about plants that grow in Glacier National Park, as well as the scientific names for the plants. Young scholars use a dictionary of word roots to look up the definition of each scientific name for the plants that grow in the park.
4th - 7th Science