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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.

    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
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument

    You Can Be Like George Washington Education Program

    You Can Be Like George Washington Education Program

    This program emphasizes character education, focusing on George Washington as a teenager.  Young Washington overcame some of the same problems young people face today, to become a great national hero.  “Rules of Civility” copied by George Washington are used with this program.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, Family Life, History, Slavery, U.S. Presidents
    National/State Standards:
    Check Materials for Standards of Learning for this program for Maryland and Virginia
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument

    The Washingtons in Chesapeake History

    The Washingtons in Chesapeake History

    The unique factor of this educational program is that students actually participate in activities that are site specific to the Birthplace of George Washington. This program focuses on the Chesapeake area when the first Washington arrived and colonial life as George Washington knew it. The students understand the character of “the Father of Our Country” as they participate in this educational program.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Climate, Climate Change, Colonial History, Commerce and Industry, Education, Environment, Geography, History, Labor History, Social Studies, U.S. Presidents
    National/State Standards:
    Check Materials for Standards of Learning for this program for Maryland and Virginia
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument

    When George Washington Was a Child

    When George Washington Was a Child

    Before George Washington did all these great things, he was a child just like most other
    children of his time. We call the time in the past when George was a child the colonial times. The Popes Creek plantation where George was born later became a national park that we can all visit. When you come to the park, look for ways that life was different in the past. What do you think has changed? Or stayed the same?

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Second Grade
    National/State Standards:
    Check Materials for Standards of Learning for this program for Maryland and Virginia
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument

    The Washingtons in Chesapeake Bay History

    Quill Writing

    Students learn about the colonial Chesapeake tobacco economy, economic specialization, and their role in leading to the American Revolution.  At the park, students experience the roles of planters and slaveson the Washingtons’ plantation through hands-on activities in the tobacco field and writing with quills in merchant ledgers. 

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    National/State Standards:
    Check Materials for Standards of Learning for this program for Maryland and Virginia
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument

    How Most of the Plantation Lived: Slavery at the Washington's Farm

    How Most of the Plantation Lived: Slavery at the Washington's Farm

    The scripts offer glimpses of daily life from four different slaves’ perspectives at the Pope’s Creek plantation at the time when George Washington was a child.  The slave’s names are from his father’s 1743 property inventory and are slaves with which young George would have been familiar.  Although we do not know the exact skills and duties of each slave, it was possible to extrapolate some ages and family relationships from the inventory. 

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    National/State Standards:
    Check Materials for Standards of Learning for this program for Maryland and Virginia