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  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Who Uses the Land?

    An aerial view of the village of Elim shows how many communities in Alaska utilize the land and water resources in everyday life.

    How is the local environment used throughout history and today?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    There's No Place Like Home

    Crab on the rocks

    At the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain 3 ways to take care of our homes and be good stewards of our planet, compare 2 different zones of the ocean, and list and describe 2 marine organisms that live in a cold water climate and 2 marine organisms that live in a warm water climate.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Science
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Views of Climate Change in Alaska, the Arctic, and Beyond

    Fuzzy red and orange willow blossoms stick out from a green willow plant

    Climate change is occurring globally, however some of the effects are more noticeable in certain regions of the world, like Alaska and the Arctic.  Everyone can have an impact in slowing the effects of climate change. 

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Earth Science, Environment, Geography, Landscapes, Oceans
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    There's No Place Like Home

    A crab on a rocky beach

    Homes can be in warm or cold climates, on land or in the ocean, but they all have share certain features and requirements to help us survive and live well.  Let’s take good care of our homes,always!

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Environment, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Oceans
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Erosion: Washing Away the Earth

    Tors at Serpentine Hot Springs are shaped by the forces of erosion

    Erosion can be a major issue.  It is caused by a number of factors, both manmade and natural.  The effects of erosion are very evident on Arctic coastal villages that are experiencing storm surges and no longer have the added protection of longer lasting sea ice. Research indicates that both the storm surges and lost of sea ice are the result of climate change.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Climate Quest! 

    Hikers take in the views on the Alaskan tundra

    Climate Quest is a fun-filled journey around the world!  It will give the class a chance to visit and see some amazing things,.and to get a glimpse of how the world is changing.  The goal during the quest will be to gather clues to see what is going on out there, why things are changing and what we might be able to do to help!

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Earth Science, Environment
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Things are Heating Up

    Seasonal sea ice breaks up in the spring

    Energy is transferred through three different methods: convection, conduction and radiation.  These three methods impact the earth’s temperature and also how weather patterns affect us.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Seventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Geography, Hydrology, Landscapes, Meteorology, Physical Science, Science and Technology
    Keywords:
    climate change, climate, energy
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Inupiaq Sea Ice Language

    Patchy sea ice and clouds in vivid blue colors as seen from an airplane

    Bering Land Bridge National Preserve protects an expanse of land remaining from the prehistoric “land bridge,” also known as Beringia, which spanned from modern-day Asia to North America over 12,000 years ago. The bridge was up to 1,000 miles wide, and was a land mass that allowed for the exchange of human, flora, and fauna populations between continents. In this unit, students explore Beringiathe movement of living things, geology and special places inside the Bering Land Bridge Preserve.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-College Undergraduate Level
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Community, Conservation, Family Life, Linguistics, Regional Studies, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    arctic, Seward Peninsula, language and culture, Inupiat, eskimo, Eskimo language, ice, sea ice, linguistics, snow, Anthropology, indigenous terms, language extinction, endangered language, language documentation, Inupiaq
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface