We found 84 resources with the concept national parks
Grades 6-8 EcologyLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhy are our national parks important? Scholars research the national parks and explore the basic ecology of these areas in a differentiated instruction unit on ecology. They learn about ecosystems, food chains, symbiosis, and biomes. The...
The Story of Earth DayLesson Planet
27 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How is the Constitution related to Earth Day? While the connection may not be apparent to all pupils, our Founding Fathers dealt with environmental issues such as pollution and disease, leading to public efforts to clean up the water in...
Nature + PhilosophyLesson Planet
13 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists often define their underlying assumptions, but not always from a philosophical approach. Viewers learn about the philosophy of science from three experts in various fields. They discuss how the perception of science changes as...
Conservation, Preservation, and the National ParksLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Going green? Scholars investigate the creation of the US National Park program. Through diary entries as well as expert testimony, they synthesize information and analyze the need for conservation and preservation. Finally, they display...
Roosevelt's Legacy: ConservationLesson Planet
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The legacy of Theodore Roosevelt carries through modern American politics, economics, foreign policy, and society. But his proudest and most profound efforts were in the world of conservation, and in preserving the natural beauty of...
Island Cattle RanchingLesson Planet
4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Is cattle ranching on Santa Rosa island viable or non-viable? Rather than focusing on the issues of the transition of Santa Rosa island from a privately owned island cattle ranch to a national park, class members are asked to consider if...
A Time Capsule of a Lost Early California LifestyleLesson Planet
4th - 6th CCSS: Designed
After viewing The Last Roundup, a documentary that examines the transitioning of Santa Rosa from a privately owned island to a National Park, class members adopt the point of view of Tim Vail, a member of the family that once owned the...
Food Chains and Food Webs - Balance within Natural SystemsLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Feast on an informative resource. Scholars learn about food chains and food webs and how these interactions give information about the natural community. A PowerPoint presentation provides information about this concept.
Designing a Winning Guest Village in the Saguaro National ParkLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Don't desert a resource on the desert! Scholars work in groups to build on their ideas from the previous lesson to design a sustainable guest village in the Saguaro National Park. Each group produces a PowerPoint presentation to share...
Designing a Sustainable Guest Village in the Saguaro National ParkLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Brainstorm ideas to design a sustainable guest village in the Sonoran Desert. The first installment of a nine-part unit teaches young environmental scientists about the basics of the Saguaro National Park and about sustainable design....
Constructing Sonoran Desert Food Chains and Food WebsLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Investigate desert biomes by creating food chains and food webs. Groups first research feeding habits of organisms in the Sonoran Desert. This information helps pupils draw food chains and webs to determine relationship between organisms.
Summarize It: President Theodore Roosevelt's 7th Annual Message to CongressLesson Planet
8th CCSS: Designed
How did Theodore Roosevelt stress the importance of conservation during his time as president of the United States? Take a closer look at the language Roosevelt used himself in a 1907 address to Congress, and have your young historians...
Blue Ridge Parkway Communities: Before the ParkwayLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Imagine what the communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway were like before the construction of this National Park. Class groups search for answers to this question by researching different communities located along the roadway. Each...
The Geography of Canada's National ParksLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Students 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.
Photography and the National Park ServiceLesson Planet
9th - 12th
During the 1800s the United States was expanding westward; land was there for the taking. Kids explore how some early photographers used their photography to influenced the US Congress to save areas like Mirror Lake. They complete a...