Lesson Plan

Traveling Safely in the Desert

NPS photo by Neal Herbert

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Grade Level:
Third Grade
Subject:
Physical Fitness
Duration:
30 minutes
Setting:
classroom
Keywords:
landmarks, navigation, hiking safety, compass

Overview

This in-class presentation explores the tools a student needs to hike safely in the desert ecosystem. Students learn their directions, things to bring with them, and what to do if they get lost.

Objective(s)

Students will be able to:

  • Name two items to take along for a safe hike.
  • Name two safe responses if one becomes lost outdoors.
  • List the four cardinal directions.