Glacier National Park Curriculum

Collector: Ann V.

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (W-GIPP), chartered in 1932, is the first international Peace Park globally and spans the Canadian United States border. Five units introduce learners to political and environmental factors that impact the park. In the first unit, scholars from Canadian and the United States hook up via the internet to discuss cultural differences and similarities between the two cultures. The second unit in the series examines the complex relationships between animals and plants in the whitebark pine community of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The two lessons in Unit Three explore the aspen parklands on the east side of W-GIPP, while the McDonald Creek Valley, located on the west side of the Continental Divide, is the focus of the two lessons in Unit Four. The one lesson in Unit 5 concludes the W-GIPP series by examining the non-native species that are invading the park.

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