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Ken Burns

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Innovation, politics, race, war...these themes are continuously evident in humanity over the course of history, and are revealed with spectacular imagery and commentary by famed documentarian Ken Burns. While primarily focusing on...
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Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt

For Teachers 6th - 8th
It's fun to learn about an interesting figure. Share the youth, career, presidency, and conservationism of Theodore Roosevelt with your class. Slides provides very simple text alongside wonderful images to tell the story of a charismatic...
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Exploring our National Parks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students utilize maps/Atlases to find key spatial information, locate U.S. National Parks, characterize the geography of a specific region, and create a National Park brochure.
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Blue Ridge Parkway Communities: Before the Parkway

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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The Geography of Canada's National Parks

For Teachers 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.
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The Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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...
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National Parks

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students conduct research on the U.S. National Parks. They conduct Internet research, analyze maps, and create and solve riddles that present specific clues pertaining to a selected national park and it's location.
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People Behind the Parks

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Explore U.S. geography with your class by viewing a documentary. Show a portion of the Ken Burns documentary "The National Parks," and identify the individuals responsible for keeping the parks in order. Elementary and middle schoolers...
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Teddy Roosevelt

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the life, contributions, and influence of Teddy Roosevelt. They view a slideshow lecture and take notes on a handout, filling in the blanks on the handout. Students then write a persuasive letter to a governmental...
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The People and Philosophy Behind Our National Parks: A Biographical Curriculum Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars explore life as early settlers in Frederica by pretending to be crafts/tradesmen there and writing letters describing the fort/town to a friend or family member still in Great Britain, debating reconstruction vs....
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Photography and the National Park Service

For Teachers 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...
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From Yosemite to Joshua Tree

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover diversity of plant and animal life in California's parks and compare findings to identify what makes park areas unique. Students then publish their discoveries in picture books of their own design.
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Central Parks

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify examples of humans altering nature and the positive and negative effects of these behaviors for both humans and nature. They assess the impact of tourism on specific national parks, as well as conservation efforts in...
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Trouble on the Trail

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore United States geography by reading a story with their class. In this National Parks lesson, students read the book Trouble on the Trail about characters who spend time in the Big Bend National Park and their experience....
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Exploring Our National Parks

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students travel to the American National Parks. In this geography skills lesson, students research the history, ecosystems, and attractions in selected national parks. Students may also listen to a guest speaker from the National Park...
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This is America

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore world geography by viewing a documentary film in class. In this national parks lesson, students view the Ken Burns documentary about the subject and identify the contributions of individuals in support of the parks...
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Images of the Parks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars explore U.S. geography by completing a research project about the National Parks. In this scenery image analysis lesson, students identify the different national parks in our country and observe paintings and images by...
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Looking for a Windshield Experience

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students identify American geography by participating in a national parks activity. In this road trip activity, students view the Ken Burns documentary "National Parks" and identify the importance of automobiles in the park system....
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Personal Stories of the National Parks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore historical information about U.S. national parks using the stories of Edward and Margaret Gehrke as a primary source document. In this United States geography, history, and literacy lesson, students view the diary...
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Park Brochures

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate natural environments by researching national parks. In this brochure making lesson, 6th graders explore a specific national park and research it's information by utilizing the web. Students create travel...
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National Parks- Researching and Planning a Trip With Internet Resources

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this National Park research worksheet, students access the National Park web site to research 3-5 parks that they might like to visit. They contact the Parks to obtain brochures. They answer questions and learn more about location,...
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Geotourism: Be A Friend to Our Parks

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners 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...
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Our National Parks: Recreation and Preservation

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students will learn about the National Park System in the United States and, through exploration of the parks (in books, magazines, maps, and on the Internet), identify human modifications to the physical environment and the intended and...