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1st Grade

1st Grade Plants Field Trip
First graders studying plants
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

Imaginary River Trip (download PDF)
Students take an imaginary river trip, right in their classrooms. Along the way they explore how humans, animals and insects use the river to survive.

Plants (download PDF)
Students learn about the different parts of plants through story, song, drawing and observation. They categorize seeds by their method of travel, and investigate the areas most conducive to plant growth.

Download entire 1st Grade Curriculum
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Did You Know?

Detail of the Great Gallery pictograph panel

Some of the rock art in Horseshoe Canyon was painted over 3,000 years ago. Now known as "Barrier Canyon" style rock art, it was painted by nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers that roamed throughout the southwest. More...