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  • Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site

    Exploring the Roosevelt Waters (Stream Ecology)

    Stream Ecology

    Through hands-on exploration, students will learn about the Roosevelt Estate, the creatures living in the Roosevelt waters at Springwood and how the President's management of his family estate was reflected in New Deal-Era conservation programs. 

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Environment, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Social Studies: 1,2
    Science: The Living Environment
  • Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site

    Empire Forester: FDR as a Tree Farmer

    FDR in woods, Hyde Park, NY

    FDR had a deep connection to his life-long home “Springwood” in Hyde Park. Throughout his life he would describe himself as a tree farmer, planting hundreds of trees on his own property, trying to find ways to manage lands in a responsible and economically sustainable manner. Lessons learned on the land at his home would later be transformed into public policy

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade-Tenth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Social Studies: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

    Language Arts: 3 & 4

    Science, Math, & Technology: 1 ‹ 7
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site

    Searching For Salamanders

    Salamander

    This is a general science curriculum designed to create civic engagement of students with their local National Parks in the Northeast Temperate Network by undertaking a monitoring program of salamander populations.  The purpose is to engage students in collecting meaningful scientific data about salamander populations.  This data will be used by scientists as an indication of forest ecosystem health.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Environment, Mathematics, Science and Technology
    National/State Standards:
    Appendix 10: National Science Standards Addressed
    See Pages 98-110 of Document