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Teaching History and Culture

Comeau cabins
Homesteaders at the head of Lake McDonald
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Resources to Bring History Alive in Your Classroom

 
The National Parks

The National Parks: America's Best Idea


PBS Educators Page The wealth of themes explored in THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA offer an extraordinary educational opportunity for your classroom. The lessons and activities developed around the film look at the rich history of the national parks, the art and photography of the breath-taking geography that inspired so many people and the human story of politics and policy that shaped and continue to shape the parks today.

 
going-to-the-sun road

Going-to-the-Sun Road, looking east from above the Loop

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"Going-to-the-Sun Road: A Model of Landscape Engineering" Lesson Plan This secondary level lesson is based on Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Going-to-the-Sun Road has been designated a National Landmark.

 
Great Northern Railway advertisement

Great Northern Railway advertisement circa 1920

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Museum and Archive Collection If your students are researching historic events or artifacts in Glacier you'll want take a virtual tour of our museum collection!

 
walking tour

Superintendent's house, built in 1923

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Headquarters District Historic Walking Tour Students at Whitefish Independent High School created this audio tour in 2010-2011. The audio portion of the tour can be accessed from anywhere with cell phone coverage by dialing the phone number for the tour. There is also a podcast page of the tour that can be viewed on the Internet

 
Land of Many Stories Trunk contents

Land of Many Stories Trunk contents

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The Land of Many Stories: The People & Histories of Glacier National Park Trunk focuses on the human history of the area now known as Glacier National Park. The trunk contains authentic uniforms and souvenirs, photos, books, DVDs, and everything needed to teach a 2 week, curriculum-based unit.

Did You Know?

Snow can fall at any time of the year in Glacier

Did you know that eight inches of snow fell during one night in Glacier's high country in August, 2005? The weather forced hundreds of backpackers out of the backcountry.