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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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Conservation, Preservation, and the National Parks

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Geography of Canada's National Parks

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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.
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Designing a Winning Guest Village in the Saguaro National Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't desert a resource on the desert! Scholars work in groups to build on their ideas from the previous lesson to design a sustainable guest village in the Saguaro National Park. Each group produces a PowerPoint presentation to share...
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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 Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine the history of the National parks. In groups, they discuss the concepts of conservation and preservation. They discuss the use of natural resources and how some are renewable and non-renewable. To end the lesson, they...
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The Return of Gray Wolves to Yellowstone National Park: Right or Wrong?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Should gray wolves be removed from Yellowstone National Park? After researching the complex relationships between the various habitats and species at Yellowstone National Park,  including humans, class members take a position on the...
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Infrared Yellowstone Lesson 1: The Invisible Yellowstone National Park

For Teachers 5th - 7th
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...
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Designing a Sustainable Guest Village in the Saguaro National Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Brainstorm ideas to design a sustainable guest village in the Sonoran Desert. The first installment of a nine-part unit teaches young environmental scientists about the basics of the Saguaro National Park and about sustainable design....
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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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The Last Roundup

For Students 4th - 12th
The issues raised by the transitioning of Santa Rosa Island from privately owned to a National Park are explored in a short, poignant documentary that weaves together vintage family photos and videos with interviews with a member of the...
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Denali National Park

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Denali National Park. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions,...
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Everglades National Park Animals

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete pre reading, writing, post reading activities for the book Everglades National Park Animals. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have...
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Petrified Forest National Park

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Poetry Soup, a reading and writing unit constructed by the Petrified Forest National Park, will have scholars hungry to learn about nature. The cross-content unit contains topics related to history, science, and language arts. Content...
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Every Day Edit - Theodore Roosevelt National Park

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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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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People Behind the Parks

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Explore U.S. geography with your class by viewing a documentary. Show a portion of the Ken Burns documentary "The National Parks," and identify the individuals responsible for keeping the parks in order. Elementary and middle schoolers...
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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 Biomes in Gorongosa National Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Diversity in a biome leads to some unique characteristics vital to the natural environment. Young scholars use an interactive map to explore the vegetation and climate of the Gorongosa National Park. They collect climate data to compare...
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Exploring Our National Parks

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students travel to the American National Parks. In this geography skills instructional activity, students research the history, ecosystems, and attractions in selected national parks. Students may also listen to a guest speaker from the...
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Blue Ridge Parkway Communities: Before the Parkway

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Imagine what the communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway were like before the construction of this National Park. Class groups search for answers to this question by researching different communities located along the roadway. Each...
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Sustainability and Canada's National Parks

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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...
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3D National Parks

For Students 3rd - 12th
With this app, learners can visit 28 national parks without leaving the classroom! It includes contemporary and historic photos of Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and so many more parks; plus the ability to view images in 2-D or...
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Lesson 2: Gorongosa National Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How has Gorongosa National Park changed over time? Discover the park's rich history, dating back to primitive human times, through an interactive timeline and scientific reading. The second installment in an eight-part series explores...

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