Conservation, Preservation, and the National Parks

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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 their new knowledge in final essay responses. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Split the class into teams and assign a National Park to research and present 
  • Create a series of questions to guide the class through the reading material
Classroom Considerations
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  • Includes lesson extension opportunities
  • Resource contains discussion and writing prompts 
  • None
Common Core