Curriculum Materials

Quick Overview of Curriculum Materials (.pdf file, 69kb). This document cross references each lesson plan on a chart by grade and content standards. Document links take you to Great Sand Dunes Curriculum Materials on the Hands on the Land Website.

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  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Exotic Escapes

    Using interactive field notes and action photos, prescribe the fix for a set of invasive plants.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Plants, Botany, Ecology
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science: 6th grade 2.1, 2.2 7th grade 2.1, 2.5 8th grade 2.1, 2.2
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Everyone Has a Story: Conducting an Oral History Interview

    Students will work cooperatively to decide on a topic and investigate it through oral history interviews. Students will understand that everyone has a story.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Anthropology, Civic Engagement, Community, Family Life, History, Journalism, Language Arts, Reading, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Social Studies 5th - 8th grade 1.1 High School 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1 Colorado Reading, Writing, and Communicating 5th-12th grade 1.1, 1.2
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Eolian Science

    Students will explore how wind direction and topography influence the formation of sand dunes.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Hydrology
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science 6th grade: 3.1 8th grade 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Endemic Insects

    Reconstruct the daily activities of a Great Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle using field notes, graphs, and temperature data.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Career Studies, Ecology, Language Arts, Mathematics, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    Science: 6th grade 2.1, 2.2; 7th grade 2.1, 2.5; 8th grade 2.2