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Stewardship of Yosemite National Park
Students devise a plan that would be true to John Muir's spirit of stewardship toward Yosemite. They analyze a core map to determine the original plan and usage of the park and compare the original plan to a current park map.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
National Park Brochure
Middle schoolers design and produce a brochure including everything visitors would want to know about a U.S. National Park. They use the Internet and Print Shop to design a brochure advertising the park to entice visitors.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 9 Downloads
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 5 Views 14 Downloads
The Blackfeet of Glacier National Park
Students research an aspect of the Blackfeet tribe in Glacier National Park. They work together to create a presentation that is representative of their culture. They share their presentation with the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 3 Views 0 Downloads 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 6 Views 19 Downloads
What's in a Name?
Students explore the plants that grow in Glacier National Park. In this plant biology lesson, students invite a guest speaker to speak about plants that grow in Glacier National Park, as well as the scientific names for the plants. Students 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 3 Views 2 Downloads
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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 3 Views 0 Downloads
Amusement Park Physics
Young scholars conduct a series of experiments on conservation of energy and momentum. In this physics instructional activity, students investigate the factors affecting the period of the pendulum. They build a roller coaster and calculate the marble's average speed.
6th - 8th Science 19 Views 68 Downloads
The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park
If you're reading The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park, use a handy reference sheet to help kids format a book report. After filling in the basics of the book, such as author, main characters, and setting, learners answer several questions about Howard's feelings and relationships.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Looking for a Windshield Experience
Learners identify American geography by participating in a national parks activity. In this road trip lesson, students view the Ken Burns documentary "National Parks" and identify the importance of automobiles in the park system. Learners complete graphic organizers based on the video information and discuss the automobile policy in the parks.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
This is America
Learners explore world geography by viewing a documentary film in class. In this national parks lesson plan, students view the Ken Burns documentary about the subject and identify the contributions of individuals in support of the parks system.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Power of Protest
Students recognize the power of protest. In this civil rights instructional activity, students consider the success of Rosa Parks and her protest that sparked the movement. Students study the Montgomery Bus Boycott in depth and reflect on Parks's contribution to the movement.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 23 Downloads
Social Studies: Civil Rights Unit: Grade 1
First graders discuss civil rights. In this civil rights unit, the student analyzes the roles of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges in the African American Civil Rights movement. They discuss which activist they feel contributed the most to the movement.
1st Social Studies & History 21 Views 77 Downloads
Who Is Sarah Mae Fleming?
Fifth graders learn about two influential women. In this historical figures instructional activity, 5th graders work in groups to read articles about Rosa Parks and Sarah Fleming and share their findings with the class. Students use a Venn Diagram to compare the two women.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads