Urban Parks Teacher Resources
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Scenario Challenge: Promotional Poster for a Wildlife Documentary
Seventh graders conduct a wildlife inventory at Field's Grove. In this life science lesson, 7th graders create a poster presentation about organisms found in the area. They turn in project-planning sheets before the trip.
The Statue of Liberty: The meaning and Use of a National Symbol
Engage your class in a series of activities, each related to the use or analysis of symbols used to convey patriotic or national concepts. They identify different national symbols and explain their meanings, discussing the importance of symbols. Pupils also analyze images and songs for symbolic meaning, analyze the poem "The New Colossus," and finish by creating a symbolic poster.
Reading Comprehension 6: Level 9
Did you know that an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon dioxide as a car emits in 11,000 miles of driving? Such fun facts abound in a short reading comprehension passage detailing the benefits of parks and rooftop gardens. After reading the passage, students are tested on their ability to recall facts, to draw inferences, to compare and contrast information, and to describe the organizational structure of the passage. The precise explanations included in the answer key detail why one answer is correct and the reading strategies used to determine the correct response.
The Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues
Students examine the history of the National parks. In groups, they discuss the concepts of conservation and preservation. They discuss the use of natural resources and how some are renewable and non-renewable. To end the lesson, they research the role of Gifford Pinchot and the Hetch Hetchy controversy and discuss with the class.
ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD lesson. With three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night," "Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett," "Around the Pond"), readers compare and contrast details, as well as separate fact from opinion. Differentiated instruction between Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels provides increasingly challenging reading and writing ELD standards.
environment: Fresh and Saltwater Habitats
Students compare and contrast fresh and salt water coastal environments. After describing how sea animals adapt to their habitats, they design a variety of sea creatures and explain how the adaptations aid in the animals' survival. Students also name their creatures and repeat the procedure for freshwater habitats and animals. In addition, they set up classroom aquariums for observation.
A Tree Is More than a Street Name
Eighth graders discuss the role of trees as one of the most important natural resources. In groups, they examine how the forests nearby helped to shape their urban city. Using the internet, they research the use of the forest in early American History and discover ways to conserve. To end the lesson, they revisit the value of trees and what careers are possible.
Famous Afro-Americans Historical Sites Recognized by the National Park System
Students use the library to find historical information about each Afro-American. They use magazines, articles from newspapers, and oral histories from video tapes and slide presentations to write biographical sketches about each Afro-American mentioned in the unit.
Vernal Pools- A Monitoring Project Linking the Outdoors to the Curriculum
Pupils will learn scientific inquiry through activities such as collaborative research groups using inquiry-based learning strategies, learning centers, field study of a vernal pool (including data collection techniques and seasonal documentation), journal writing, and computer-based data analysis and presentation.
Adopt An Ecosystem
Tenth graders choose an ecosystem to observe the interaction of living organisms with biotic and abiotic factors in that ecosystem. They keep journals of observations and reflections in order to have a resource for further investigations in future lessons.
Geography of the Wasatch Front
Students examine and discuss urban geography and land-cover types along the Wasatch Front. They analyze thermal images, create collages, and predict surface and air temperatures from aerial photos in the Salt Lake City Valley.
Green Space in the City
Students identify the different kinds and uses of green space that exist in an urban area. They create maps of local parks and research the history of each park. They conduct a survey of residents near the park and interview a park employee then incorporate this information into a design of a model town and its green space.
Green Space in the City
Students examine city parks and their importance and affect they have on the health and well being of a community. An oral report with visual aids is prepared as a group to educate the class on the importance of green space in the city.
Geography of the Wasatch Front
Students identify the three main types of urban environments by learning characteristic land-cover types. They examine and analyze a thermal image of Salt Lake City. Then they predict surface and air temperatures from aerial photos.
Real Life Challenge
Seventh graders organize the data and information collected on the Field Grove's ecosystem. In this ecology lesson, 7th graders create a product that promotes environmental awareness. They present their recommendations to class.
In this social studies worksheet, students research potential site for a Blackwell Supermarket. Students find various roads in Wolverhampton and answer questions about the surrounding area.
Students explore the two types of spotted sandpipers. They create a puppet show using the spotted sandpiper from Puerto Rico and the spotted sandpiper from Alaska. Students research the habitats of the two sandpipers.