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LESSON PLAN: MANGROVE ESTUARY

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This activity is designed to engage middle school students at all academic achievement levels and to facilitate learning among the diverse population of our local community. Instruction on the structure and function of the mangrove estuary and the adaptations of the living organisms located within it will help educate students about the importance of protecting and maintaining the health of the mangrove estuary at DeSoto National Memorial.

LESSON PLAN: BREAKING NEWS! EXPEDITION EDITION

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With a focus on unbiased reporting, this activity is designed to encourage students to critically and thoughtfully approach historical events. Students will be tasked with reviewing multiple sources of information and reporting on key aspects of a historical event. Student's reporting will be recorded and critiqued for interest, accuracy and delivery.

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  • 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.

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    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