• dusting of snow on Joshua trees and mountains near Juniper Flat

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

NPS Careers & Job Shadowing

The education team is actively reviewing the list of in-class and in-park programs that are offered. We are evaluating our current programs to ensure that what is taught, and how it is taught, aligns with the NGSS philosophy of emphasizing practices and processes over passive knowledge.

As we make changes, we welcome you to contact us with any comments or suggestions.

 
Content Standards for California Public Schools
 
Science Grade 8–12: Investigation and Experimentation: 4. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations
History and
Social Science

Grade 8: Students study the ideas, issues and events from the framing of the Constitution up to World War I, with an emphasis on America’s role in the war. After reviewing the development of America’s democratic institutions founded in the Judeo-Christian heritage and English parliamentary traditions, particularly the shaping of the Constitution, students trace the development of American politics, society, culture and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences. They make connections between the rise of industrialization and contemporary social and economic conditions.

Grade 9–12: Students pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. An emphasis is placed on analyzing the relationships among federal, state and local governments. These standards represent the culmination of civic literacy as students prepare to vote, participate in community activities and assume the responsibilities of citizenship.

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