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 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
Personal Stories of the National Parks
Students 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...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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
Sustainability and Canada's National Parks
Junior High students examine the concept of sustainability and how it relates to Canada's National Park system. They conduct research on the 'Atlas of Canada' website, participate in a simulated online exercise to determine the best site...
7th - 9th Science
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
Infrared Yellowstone Lesson 1: The Invisible Yellowstone National Park
Using NASA infrared imaging and a temperature map, learners hone their scientific observation skills. They look at multiple images of Old Faithful before, during, and after a geyser emission. They compare the infrared images to regular...
5th - 7th Science