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    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Teachers Guide

Marmot Eating

A Curriculum on Craters of the Moon Geology,
History, and Ecology for Grades 5-6


Prepared by:

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
P.O. Box 29
Arco, Idaho 83213
Phone (208)527-1335 FAX (208)527-3073


Acknowledgments:

With special thanks to Larry Barnes for his skillful authorship of the Ecology chapter and of the activities for each chapter.

Thanks also to the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association, Inc. for funding sections of this project.




Table of Contents


Chapter One: Orientation

Plan a Field Trip

Site Tours

Chapter Two: Geology

Geology of Craters of the Moon

Geology Activities

Chapter Three: History

History of Craters of the Moon

History Activities

Chapter Four: Ecology

Ecology of Craters of the Moon

Ecology Activities

Chapter Five: Student Journal


Did You Know?

pioneer reenactment

"the Devil's Vomit" is how one Oregon- bound pioneer described his encounter with Craters of the Moon. Hundreds of pioneers travelled through the area on the Goodale's Cutoff section of the Oregon trail in the 1850's and 1860's. More...