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Ecological Decision Making
Students, beginning individually and later in small groups use the decision making model to address the question of reintroducing the wolf into Yellowstone National Park. Each small group elects a spokesperson to report to the class, followed by a class discussion of each group's decision.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Boycott Blues - Reinforcing Activity
Students complete activities with the book Boycott Blues by Andrea Davis. In this Rosa Parks lesson, students listen to the story and look at Rosa's contribution to the Montgomery bus boycott. They look at life during segregation and discuss Civil Rights leaders.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 4 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
Arkansas History Lesson Plant One: Play-Do Soto
Fifth graders complete a variety of projects to learn about Arkansas history. In this Arkansas lesson plan, 5th graders go on a field trip to a state park, explore an Arkansas map, put play-dough on the trail of De Soto, color regions of Arkansas, and more.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Black History Month Biographies
Students research famous African Americans for Black History Month. In this biography instructional activity, students read about five famous African Americans: Nat King Cole, Jackie Robinson, Melba Pattillo, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King.
4th - 5th Language Arts 35 Views 46 Downloads
More Than a Campground
Fourth graders participate in a class disucssion on the term "habitat". The class brainstorms on what makes a national park special. In small groups, they research a a national park and create a mural depicting those factors that make national parks special.
4th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Working the Land: Natural Occupations
Students investigate national parks and forests by creating a project of their choice. For this environmental responsibility lesson, students identify the many occupational positions within the Forestry and National Park services. Students research the jobs using the Internet and create an independent project of their choosing based on a specific job within the environmental industry.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Writing About Outdoor Activities
Students discuss what they like about parks and make a list of different things they like to do there such as swing, run, play ball, ride a bike, or go on a hike. They discover the locations of some examples of National Parks and that they are places to enjoy the outdoor activities.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
An Elephant Never Forgets
Students are introduced to the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. In this natural science lesson plan, students identify the elephants by name according to the diagrams. Students study the unique characteristics of the elephants, discuss the park, and the impact the limiting factors may have on the elephant's family life.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Properties of the Ocean: Measurement
Students simulate the development of an underwater amusement park after reading background on Coral Reef State Park. They decide which factors they would need to consider such as the ocean floor, currents, wave patterns and water temperature.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Bus Ride Teacher's Guide
Students examine and respond to the text, The Bus Ride. In this African-American literature lesson, students explore pre-reading questions that focus on fairness of laws. Students read the text based on Rosa Parks and answer 11 post-reading questions.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 4 Views 19 Downloads
Riding with Rosa
Students examine a photo to experience history. For this teaching tolerance lesson, students view a photograph of Mrs. Parks sitting on the bus and place their own picture by hers. Students imagine that they were sitting on the bus with her in 1955 and form a written response to the question: "What would you say to the bus driver?
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Pupils participate in an observational hike to study the natural surroundings. In this observational hike lesson plan, students hike through a state park and observe the plant and animal life. Pupils learn about appropriate behaviors in state parks and equipment needed.
K - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads