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  • Grizzly bear tracks in the dirt

    Students will explore the similarities and differences between their tracks and those of wolves and bears.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Writing
    Keywords:
    art, biology animals, grizzly bear, wolf, writing
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Fly Away! (Being a Biologist)

    In "Fly Away! (Being a Biologist)," students will take on the role of a biologist, researching golden eagles and presenting information to the class.

    Our extensive "Fly Away!" curricula unit is broken into twelve lesson plans, each taking 30 - 90 minutes to complete, and targeted at varying grade levels. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 12 of the unit.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Tenth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Climate, Ecology, Geography, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    The People and the Land (Team Research)

    Image of river, sunlit mountains, partly cloudy sky

    In "People and the Land (Team Research)," students will examine similarities and differences between Native Alaskan and Euro-American cultures.

    Our "People and the Land" unit is broken into five lesson plans, taking 30 - 180 minutes to complete, and targeted at varying grade levels. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 5 of the unit.

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (1 rating)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Geography, Pioneer America, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Fly Away! (Golden Eagle Life Cycle)

    Image of a golden eagle nest, looking out over a river valley, with a steep scree slope to the left

    In "Fly Away! (Golden Eagle Life Cycle)," students learn which seasons eagles spend in Denali, when they leave, what season they spend outside the park, and when they return.

    Our extensive "Fly Away!" curricula unit is broken into twelve lesson plans, each taking 30 - 90 minutes to complete, and targeted at varying grade levels. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 8 of the unit.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Wildlife Biology
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Fly Away! (Climate and Migration Patterns)

    A golden eagle in flight

    In "Fly Away! (Climate and Migration Patterns)," students will learn about Denali's climate and seasons and why some animals - like eagles - spend different seasons in different climates.

    Our extensive "Fly Away!" curricula unit is broken into twelve lesson plans, each taking 30 - 90 minutes to complete, and targeted at varying grade levels. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 3 of the unit.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Climate, Ecology, Geography, Wildlife Biology
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Denali Rocks!

    aerial image of glaciers, steep mountains, and Denali shrouded in clouds

    Teachers have long used Denali to inspire students and to make learning an adventure. This curriculum takes 6th to 8th grade students to the top of North America as they explore the geology behind the continent's highest peak and the park surrounding it.

    The eight lessons in this guide are designed to be used as a unit, but individual lessons can be pulled out and incorporated into other geology units.

    Good

    Average: 4.0 (4 ratings)

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate, Climate Change, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Glaciers, Hydrology, Landscapes, Physical Science, Tectonics
    National/State Standards:
    Alaska State Standards:
    Geography A1, C1, C2
    Cultural E2
    Science A1, A3, B1, D1, D2
    Keywords:
    geology, mountains, glaciers, erosion, subduction
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Fly Away! (Climates and Seasons)

    A great horned owl sitting on a spruce bough

    In "Fly Away! (Exploring Migration)," students will know how the earth's orbit around the sun affects climate and seasons, and how climate varies across the globe.

    Our extensive "Fly Away!" curricula unit is broken into twelve lesson plans, each taking 30 - 90 minutes to complete, and targeted at varying grade levels. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 2 of the unit.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Tenth Grade
    Subjects:
    Astronomy, Climate, Earth Science, Ecology, Geography
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Fly Away! (Exploring Migration)

    A golden eagle about to take flight from a rocky slope

    In "Fly Away! (Exploring Migration)," students will know how to define migration and how migration helps some animals to survive.

    Our extensive "Fly Away!" curricula unit is broken into twelve lesson plans, each taking 30 - 90 minutes to complete, and targeted at varying grade levels. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources.

    This is lesson 1 of the unit.

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (1 rating)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Climate, Ecology, Wildlife Biology
    Keywords:
    eagles, migration, biology, wildlife, flight
  • two mother grizzlies, each with several cubs, walking through a grassy field

    This lesson allows students to understand the concepts of carrying capacity and the factors that allow animals to thrive in some areas, but not in others. Students will be looking at the bears of Lake Clark National Park and in the Denali area to see why some are leading successful lives and reproducing often and why some aren’t doing as well as we had thought.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    Keywords:
    wildlife biology, carrying capacity, Limiting Factors, biology, plants, animals
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    The People and the Land (Changing Times)

    Native Alaskan youth sitting near a river

    In "People and the Land (Changing Times)," students will how and when cultural interactions occurred in the Denali area, and how those interactions changed each culture.

    Our "People and the Land" unit is broken into five lesson plans, taking 30 - 180 minutes to complete, and targeted at varying grade levels. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 4 of the unit.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Geography, Pioneer America, Social Studies, Sociology, Westward Expansion
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