Creating a National Park
Students explore how national parks are created, operate and benefit society by creating a new national park for their state.
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The Geography of Canada's National Parks
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Roosevelt's Legacy: Conservation
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...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Conservation Movement at a Crossroads: The Hetch Hetchy Controversy
Should wilderness areas be preserved or managed? Class members examine primary source documents, including lecture notes, articles, essays and congressional records to better understand the Hetch Hetchy controversy that created a split...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Photography and the National Park Service
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...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts