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

    Seed Travelers

    Students will be able to explain various methods of seed dispersal and how animals and natural processes play a role in helping plants reproduce.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Plants, Botany, Ecology
    Keywords:
    seed dispersal, adaptations
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Inspector Flora

    Students will observe wildflowers while learning to identify the main parts of a flower.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Plants, Botany
    Keywords:
    botany, wildflower
  • 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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Career Studies, Ecology, Language Arts, Mathematics, Wildlife Biology
  • Students will understand that sand is made up of different mineralsone being magnetite, a compound containing iron.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science
    Keywords:
    magnet, sand
  • Students will learn about the cohesive force of water tension and the adhesive force of capillary action.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Adult Education (general)
    Subjects:
    Chemistry, Hydrology, Physical Science
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Let's Be an Archeologist

    Students will learn about the reasoning methods of archaeologists and gain insight about a culture by making their own inferences about the people who occupied an archaeology site.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Anthropology, Archaeology, History
    Keywords:
    archeology, artifact, midden
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Then and Now

    Students will read a selection of oral histories and compare/contrast the interviewees' lives with their own experiences.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Anthropology, Community, Family Life, History, Language Arts, Reading, Writing
    Keywords:
    oral history
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