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Grand Canyon Activities

Grand Canyon park ranger teaching students on the rim
A Grand Canyon park ranger discusses geology with students.
NPS photo by Michael Quinn

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Seventh Grade
Art, Conservation, Environment, Geology, Government, History, Science and Technology, Social Studies
National/State Standards:
National Parks, Grand Canyon, national park service, Colorado Plateau, Colorado River, Conservation, geography, natural resources, geology, Preservation


The Grand Canyon Activities lesson plans introduce students to Grand Canyon, national parks, and geologic and human history.


These lessons are designed to give your students background information about Grand Canyon and the National Park System. They work well as pre- and post-field trip activities. However, if you are not attending a field trip to the park, most activities can be used independently in your classroom.

Lessons include:

  • Where is Grand Canyon?
  • Create a Journal Cover
  • Create a National Park
  • Personal History Timeline
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Learn about ranger-led field trips at Grand Canyon National Park.


National park; National Park Service; National Park System; Colorado Plateau; Colorado River; Conservation; Geography; Inner Gorge; Natural Resources; North Rim; Preservation; South Rim