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    Great Smoky Mountains

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We offer a variety of free, ranger-led, curriculum-based programs that are correlated to North Carolina and Tennessee state learning standards. Our education programs are crafted for particular grade levels and their specific state standards. Please visit the pages below for information on program locations, details on program themes and activities, and downloadable lesson plans.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Explore With Your Senses: Field Trip Preparation - Grade K (North Carolina)

    Explore With Your Senses: Field Trip Preparation - Grade K (North Carolina)

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an excellent backdrop for students as they explore the natural world with their senses. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by one preparation activity and two wrap-up activities. This is the field preparation activity of the unit.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    History and Culture: Field Trip Post-Site Part 2 - Grade 2 (North Carolina)

    History and Culture: Field Trip Post-Site Part 2 - Grade 2 (North Carolina)

    The Great Smoky Mountains are world renowned for their diversity of plant and animal species. This great variety makes the park an exemplary outdoor laboratory for the study of relatively undisturbed native flora, fauna, physical environs, and processes of the Southern Appalachians. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by one preparation activity and two wrap-up activities. This is part 2 of the wrap up activity of the unit.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Post-Site Part 3 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Post-Site Part 3 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    The fundamental significance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is that it is a sanctuary for a remarkably diverse array of native plants and animals, providing a place that students can learn about the different animal groups. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by three preparation activities and three wrap-up activities. This is part 3 of the wrap-up activities of the unit.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Post-Site Part 1 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Post-Site Part 1 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    The fundamental significance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is that it is a sanctuary for a remarkably diverse array of native plants and animals, providing a place that students can learn about the different animal groups. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by three preparation activities and three wrap-up activities. This is part 1 of the wrap-up activities of the unit.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Post-Site Part 2 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Post-Site Part 2 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    The fundamental significance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is that it is a sanctuary for a remarkably diverse array of native plants and animals, providing a place that students can learn about the different animal groups. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by three preparation activities and three wrap-up activities. This is part 2 of the wrap-up activities of the unit.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Preparation Part 3 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Preparation Part 3 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    The fundamental significance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is that it is a sanctuary for a remarkably diverse array of native plants and animals, providing a place that students can learn about the different animal groups. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by three preparation activities and three wrap-up activities. This is part 3 of the field preparation activity.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Preparation Part 2 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Preparation Part 2 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    The fundamental significance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is that it is a sanctuary for a remarkably diverse array of native plants and animals, providing a place that students can learn about the different animal groups. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by three preparation activities and three wrap-up activities. This is part 2 of the field preparation activity of the unit.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Preparation Part 1 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    Have to Have a Habitat: Field Trip Preparation Part 1 - Grade 1 (North Carolina)

    The fundamental significance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is that it is a sanctuary for a remarkable diverse array of native plants and animals, providing a place that students can learn about the different animal groups. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by three preparation activities and three wrap-up activities. This is part 1 of the field preparation activity of the unit.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    History and Culture: Field Trip Post-Site Part 1 - Grade 2 (North Carolina)

    History and Culture: Field Trip Post-Site Part 1 - Grade 2 (North Carolina)

    This activity provides an opportunity for students to help save a piece of their own history by recording family interviews and sharing them with the class. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by one preparation activity and two wrap-up activities. This is part 1 of the wrap-up activities of the unit.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    History and Culture: Field Trip Preparation - Grade 2 (North Carolina)

    History and Culture: Field Trip Preparation - Grade 2 (North Carolina)

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a unique opportunity to witness the panorama of Southern Appalachian history and culture. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by one preparation activity and two wrap-up activities. This is the field preparation activity of the unit.

Did You Know?

Mingus Mill is a turbine-driven grist mill.

Ninety seven historic structures, including grist mills, churches, schools, barns, and the homes of early settlers, preserve Southern Appalachian mountain heritage in the park. More...