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Students will learn about the National Park System in the United States and, through exploration of the parks (in books, magazines, maps, and on the Internet), identify human modifications to the physical environment and the intended and unintended effects of those modifications.
Students work in cooperative learning groups to research settings, textiles, food, and entertainment related to a literature selection and its time period. Then they design costumes, menus, and theme park rides from the literature's time period. Students also write short entertainment scripts to be produced in the theme park and present their projects to the class.
Young scholars work in groups to research, design, and create model water park using line segment theories coordinate. They produce individual design portfolios that include their ideas and opinions, design solutions, sketches and research notes. Student trip to water park for field testing is suggested. Four lessons on one page.
Students read and respond to the book, Dear Mrs. Parks. In this African-American literature lesson plan, students read the text and examine several vocabulary words from the text. Students answer 11 discussion questions and participate in literature circles. Suggested writing activities accompany this lesson plan.
Students explore United States geography by reading a story with their class. In this National Parks lesson, students read the book Trouble on the Trail about characters who spend time in the Big Bend National Park and their experience. Students answer study questions about Big Bend and define nature vocabulary terms.