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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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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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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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Roosevelt's Legacy: Conservation

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
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...
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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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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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Glacier Bay Seabirds

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A gorgeous collection of photographs take viewers on a virtual tour or Glacier Bay National Park with a focus on the seabirds living in the area. Adaptations to the polar climate are highlighted, different species of birds are displayed,...
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Restoration Channel Islands Debate

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Introduce learners to the debate format with an activity that uses the National Park Service's controversial Channel Islands restoration program as a topic. Class members learn how to generate provocative debate questions, how to prepare...
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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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On This Day: Sand Creek Massacre

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Sand Creek Massacre refers to the killing of hundreds of native peoples at the hands of federal troops. Today, the site is marked as a sacred spot by the National Parks Service. Young people consider the impact of the atrocity and...
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Photography and the National Park Service

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare city life and rural life in 19th century America. In this photography lesson, students research the role of photography in the success of the National Parks Service. Students also compare images of Americans moving West...
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A Time Capsule of a Lost Early California Lifestyle

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
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...
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First Contact: Lesson Plan 4 - Grades 5-6

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
After watching Treasure in the Sea, a documentary about Channel Islands National Park and the video First Contact, about the voyage of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo to the Channel islands, groups research and then compare the experiences of...
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Making Your Own National Park Geologic Tour

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research national parks. In this geology lesson plan, students identify the geological features of selected national parks and create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings.
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Persuasive Practice: A Mt. Rushmore Addition

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Budding authors research a US President and persuade the National Park Service to add him to Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the persuasive essay, individuals are required to develop a visual presentation using a web-based software that...
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Discovering National Parks

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students work to preserve American National Parks. In this environmental activism lesson, students research the history of the national parks and determine why they were created. Students then focus on protecting the land, using it for...
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Glacier Bay Pacific Halibut

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
The National Park Service has produced a high-quality presentation on the halibut population of Glacier Bay, Alaska. It takes the viewpoint of the marine biologists or rather, ichthyologists, who have been studying the adaptations,...
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Mapping the National Parks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research national parks. In this science lesson, students view a video about the national parks and discuss the environments found within the national parks.
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Tour Yellowstone National Park Scavenger Hunt

For Students 4th - 6th
For this Yellowstone National Park worksheet, learners explore the Internet to access one specific website to find the answers to five fill in the blank facts about Yellowstone National Park.
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Presidents

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Can young historians match presidents' childhood photos to their faces today? Challenge them to do it in this fun interactive by the National Park Service! It offers multiple chances to match correctly before giving a brief snippet about...
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Teaching with Historic Places: Discover the Jackie Robinson Ballpark

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Can sports and popular culture change public opinion? That's the essential question asked by a lesson plan that looks at the role Jackie Robinson's appearance at City Island Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida played in the desegregation...
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A Nation of Parks

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book A Nation of Parks. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and...
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The Ingredients Needed for a Musical National Park

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify musical sites that are worthy of being included as units of the National Parks System. They anthologize American music from primitive times to today.
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Exploring Joshua Tree National Park

For Students 3rd - 10th
In this Joshua Tree National Park worksheet, students answer fact questions about Joshua Tree National Park. Students use the internet to answer 16 questions.

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