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Students identify the list of endangered National Parks. They compare and contrast the prices of good and services related to the parks and identify the costs and benefits of existing public policies. Explaining how incentives affect behavior, they write a letter to a congressman for the protection of the parks.
Students discuss the definition of a park. They research parks and list items they find in a park. Students design a park for their locale. They draw a map of the park, sketch the appearance of the park. Students list items that would be included in their park. They research ways to obtain the land they would use for the park. Students select a name for their park and preent their park system to the class.
Young scholars explore the concept of geotourism. They identify the reasons for creating national parks or other preservation areas. Students define the basic principles of geotourism and construct a list of geo-friendly rules that visitors should follow when visiting national parks.
After reading Bel Kaufman's "Sunday in the Park," give your class the opportunity to react to the short story through writing. First they write a brief summary paragraph, and then they react to any events or characters' actions in a second paragraph. Consider grouping learners to share their written responses.
Take a close-up look at the evolution of hyenas in South Africa. Natural historians read about the five hyena species found in the fossil record and examine four statements that summarize the theory of evolution. As a culminating activity, pupils form groups and design a fact sheet about any modern member from the hyena family. This is an uncomplicated assignment to do with biology classes. You will appreciate the teacher's notes and grading rubric that are provided alongside.
Students 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. Students complete graphic organizers based on the video information and discuss the automobile policy in the parks.
Students assume the roles of members of the Cliffs of the Neuse Sate Park and must develop an action plan in response to a complaint about possible water quality problems and associated human illnesses. Students conduct research on the water quality in small groups and present their findings in an oral presentation containing at least three visual aids and handouts.