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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 instructional activity, 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
Regionalism as Seen Through the National Parks
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.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Expanding the Mission: Historical Parks
Students explore U.S. geography by viewing a documentary in class. In this national parks lesson, 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.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
What is a National Park
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Ecological Integrity in Canada's National Parks
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.
11th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Conservation 'Ad'vice for National Parks
Learners 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.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Geography of Canada's National Parks
Learners 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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
The People and Philosophy Behind Our National Parks: A Biographical Curriculum Unit
Students 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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 13 Downloads
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.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Rosa Parks: Sources of Information
Learners 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.
2nd - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads