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20 resources with the keyterm parks

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How Smart Growth Can Reshape Communities

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the concept of smart growth development. They create a class list highlighting the benefits of smart growth and then research, discuss, and present their findings on the benefits of smart growth and how it...
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The Urban Forest and Mapping in the Park

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils are introduced to the idea of an urban forest. In groups, they practice their mapping skills in which they observe trees in a local park and map them on a graph they create. They analyze the information and make predictions about...
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Create A Park Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners design ultimate park experience for Florida families as they demonstrate their knowledge of map legend skills.
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Green Space in the City

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils 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...
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1909: Parks, What Are They Good For?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine John Nolan's document justifying the plan for a state park system. They report on this report and write an editorial for a newspaper.
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Turning Parks into Islands

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss the effects of isolating areas in a park to make "islands" for nature. In this nature lesson, students role play park rangers who are developing a new section of the park. Students work in groups to plan a park, after...
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Baseball--Where the Parks Are

For Students 4th - 6th
In this social studies worksheet, students utilize a map to label the location of each city with a Major League team and then with colored pencils label the homes of the All-American Girls League teams.
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Picnic

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students engage in various activities centered around the concept of a picnic. In this picnic lesson, students read books, sing songs, and try foods that would be found on a picnic. Students also practice the letter P, the number 10,...
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Lessons in Courage: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover the contributions of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges in the Civil Rights Movement. Books and recordings are used to help students explain how important they were in the movement.
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Beanie Friend Vacation Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners write an adventure story about their vacation with a Beanie friend. They select a city, research its vacation possibilities and write about the places that they would like to visit.
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Physics Park

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research and design a playground for a park or school in their community. They explore the physics concepts that are present in the design and, if applicable promote their ideas to city or school officials.
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Mapping the National Parks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners research national parks. In this science instructional activity, students view a video about the national parks and discuss the environments found within the national parks.
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Topic Books: The Park

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this ESL park instructional activity, students assemble the booklet and read things and people they might see in a park. Students then respond to 5 fill in the blank questions and 1 short answer question regarding the information they...
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Parks

For Students K - 1st
In this early childhood regions worksheet, students examine 9 objects and animals. Students identify the objects and animals that could be found in a city park.
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Building the Best Brochure

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research characteristics of a good brochure. Using the Internet, students explore the areas of the Mission Trails Regional Park. Students incorporate ClarisWorks and other software, to design a brochure of the area they...
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Glen Echo Amusement Park

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students study the effects of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
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More Than a Campground

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Conservation 'Ad'vice for National Parks

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students discuss ways that the public can damage as well as preserve our natural and cultural resources. Small groups are each assigned one of the national parks and must design a poster or TV commercial that celebrates the importance of...
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The News Knows!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine three national parks and focus on what makes them special. Working in small groups, 6th graders create a small newspaper in which each of them writes an article that expresses the concerns of their park.
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Cumulative Effects Assessment - What if?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss natural and human influences that may affect the ecological integrity of national parks. They study the concepts environmental assessments. In groups, they research a park's situation and present their findings at a...