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Sustainable Design and Biomimicry in a Desert Ecosystem

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge young engineers to design a sustainable guest village in Arizona’s Saguaro National Park. A collection of four lessons and five activities provide designers with all the information they need to complete the challenge of living...
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What is Life?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Nature League series of five videos, hosted by Brit Garner of the SciShow, make up a collection that models how scientists conduct investigations. The first video addresses the definition of life, it's characteristics, and the...
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Teaching Nonviolent Direct Action through Children’s Literature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A five-part lesson collection introduces young learners to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s principles of  Non-violent Direct Action. Through children's literature, photographs, first-person narratives, and songs. as well as links to...
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On This Day: Yosemite National Park

For Students 7th - 12th
Yosemite National Park: Preserving nature's beauty for future generations. An engaging resource provides a series of video clips that shows the importance of creating national parks and the role of the government and US Forest Service....
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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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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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The Geography of Canada's National Parks

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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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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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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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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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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Photography and the National Park Service

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Our National Parks: Recreation and Preservation

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students will learn about the National Park System in the United States and, through exploration of the parks (in books, magazines, maps, and on the Internet), identify human modifications to the physical environment and the intended and...
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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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Take Me To Your National Park

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe the purposes of national parks as a part of our American heritage. They identify and describe important national park sites in a specific state. They write a journal entry or paragraph about why national parks are...
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Save a National Park: John Muir

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students simulate the life of John Muir while helping Yosemite to become a national park; students then write a newspaper article advocating the park's creation.
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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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Personal Stories of the National Parks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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The Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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...
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National Parks- Researching and Planning a Trip With Internet Resources

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this National Park research worksheet, learners access the National Park web site to research 3-5 parks that they might like to visit. They contact the Parks to obtain brochures. They answer questions and learn more about location,...
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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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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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