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Yosemite National Park, California (ESL Lesson)

For Teachers 4th - 9th
A series of photographs from Yosemite National Park in California adorn the slides in this ESL presentation. Though the only text is on the title slide, the pictures provide a good opportunity for your English learners to practice their...
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Stewardship of Yosemite National Park

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners devise a plan that would be true to John Muir's spirit of stewardship toward Yosemite. They analyze a core map to determine the original plan and usage of the park and compare the original plan to a current park map.
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Learning Landscapes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze a landscape depicting Yosemite during the time of the Wild West. They compare their perceptions of the West from film and television to this representation. They observe the use of scale and color to depict size and...
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You Can Depend On me

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Discover the natural beauty of California. With a conservation bent, this activity delves into some of the attributes that make this state unique. Learners discuss Yosemite and the forest habitat. They focus on the things plants and...
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The Conservation Movement at a Crossroads: The Hetch Hetchy Controversy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a 3 page realistic fiction selection by Janine Bouyssounouse, entitled, "Yosemite." They answer 15 comprehension questions with information from the selection.
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Illustrated Senses Poem

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students choose a natural object found in Yosemite and writes a poem using their senses.
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Silly Bear Story

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students will read and evaluate a passage about bears and answer five true or false questions and determine whether the passage is fact or fiction. Students will then evaluate the passage and...
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Natural or Cultural?: The Features of Yosemite Park

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students analyze a 1936 national park map of Yosemite to distinguish the natural features from the cultural features.
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Get Fit for Yosemite - Nutrition

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students demonstrate an understanding of healthy eating habits and of following a fitness program. They visit Yosemite Institute.
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John Muir in Yosemite

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore different ways to value the environment and participate in a simulation of a historical debate to protect Yosemite as a National Park. They are assigned various roles in the debate in which they must research and present...
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Early Conservation Philosophies and Indigenous Peoples

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
John Muir established Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks and also as founded the Sierra Club, yet many indigenous people spoke out against his idea of conservation. The second lesson in a four-part series discusses John Muir and two...
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Geology of Yosemite

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students are shown slides of Yosemite and explore how the valley was formed by performing an experiment. Instructions on how to set up the lab are included. They can be assessed orally or by writing a report on the outcome of the lab.
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From Yosemite to Joshua Tree

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover diversity of plant and animal life in California's parks and compare findings to identify what makes park areas unique. Students then publish their discoveries in picture books of their own design.
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Create a Brochure

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the animals, plants and features of Yosemite in order to create a brochure. They, in groups, are assigned different areas of the park to create brochures for. They access websites imbedded in this plan.
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What Glaciers Leave Behind

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Glaciers may seem distant and stationary, but they are huge deposits of moving ice that have made changes to the earth's surface. Your pupils can learn about the different types of impressions left by glaciers by reading the short...
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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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Born to be Wild

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students watch an episode depicting the human vs. polar bear conflict in Churchill, Canada. They conduct online research and analyze the information. They interpret the facts and use storytelling techniques and role playing to convey...
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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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Pre-Trip Readiness

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students demonstrate an understanding of one of the forces, floods, affecting Yosemite. After watching a video of a 1997 flood of the valley, students go to a website imbedded in this plan and answer questions.
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Build a Journal

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students prepare for field journaling at Yosemite Institute. They create and decorate their Institute journal giving them both a place to journal and ownership of it.
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Mapping It Out: A Post-Trip Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners make a rough map of Yosemite and add elevations to the map. They are encouraged to bring photos from the trip and add them to their map.
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Images of the Parks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners explore U.S. geography by completing a research project about the National Parks. In this scenery image analysis lesson, students identify the different national parks in our country and observe paintings and images by famous...
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Creating Journals

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students take a virtual tour of Yosemite and selects photographs to use in their journal.

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