Lesson Plan

Mountain Farm Museum: Field Trip Post-Site Part 2 - Grade 4 (North Carolina)

Students engage in a game of marbles.
Students engage in a game of marbles during the Mountain Farm Museum field trip.
NPS Photo - Vyanne Fisher

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Subject:
Family Life, History, Regional Studies, Social Studies
Duration:
30 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 60
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
SOCIAL STUDIES

4.H.1 - North Carolina events
4.H.1.3
4.G.1 - Growth and development
4.G.1.2
4.G.1.3
4.G.1.4
4.E.1 - Market economy
4.E1.1
4.C.1 - Cultural groups
4.C.1.1
Keywords:
national park service, park ranger, web ranger, Junior Ranger

Overview

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for its scenic beauty, rich biodiversity, and continuum of human history.  This activity provides an opportunity for students to learn about other national park sites and why they are protected.

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.

Objective(s)

1) List three features of Great Smoky Mountains National Park that make it special.
2) Name several other national parks in their home state.
3) Name ten national parks across the country.
4) Be able to explain who owns all national parks.
5) Earn their online web ranger certification.



Background

Teachers coming on the accompanying field trip should download our complete field trip packet that includes all of the lessons: Mountain Farm Museum pre-site lesson, information and directions about the field trip and Mountain Farm Museum Wrap-up part 1 and 2 post site lesson.

Download the full Mountain Farm Museum Field Trip packet (includes Preparation and Wrap-up lessons).



Materials

This lesson includes instructions on how to become a Web Ranger.



Procedure

Have the students learn how to become a web ranger for the National Park Service, students go to: www.nps.gov/webrangers.



Park Connections

Becoming a junior ranger is a wonderful way to get involved with the park and help protect all the amazing resources of the park.



Vocabulary

National Park Service, Junior Ranger