• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Third Grade Curriculum-based Activities

UNIT I: VOLCANOES

Volcanoes of Lassen - Students will learn how volcanoes are formed through a hands-on demonstration. (30-45 minutes)

Location: Classroom or field site

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UNIT II: NATIVE AMERICANS

Indian Acorn Game - Students will hear a story about the Atsugewi Indian use of acorns, learn how to make an acorn top, and play an Atsugewi children's game. (two 45 - 60 minute periods)

Location: Classroom

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Atsugewi Stick Game - Students will learn and play the Stick Game, a guessing game played by Atsugewi children. (Two 45 - 60 minute periods)

Location: Classroom and/or Lassen Park

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Atsugewi Village - Students will make models of Atsugewi houses which include earth lodges, bark houses, and summer residences. (Two 45 - 60 minute periods)

Location: Classroom

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Atsugewi Summer Camp - Students working in small groups perform various tasks necessary for establishing an Atsugewi summer camp. (60 minutes)

Location: Lassen Park, Manzanita Lake or Lily Pond Trail

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American Indian Trails - Students hike the Devils Kitchen Trail and record field notes on a specific habitat. Back in class they write a story, legend, or myth based on their notes. (1 - 3 hours onsite and 1 - 2 hours in the classroom)

Location: Devils Kitchen (activity can be easily modified to use on other park trails)

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UNIT IV: NATIONAL PARK IDEA

A Place for All Seasons
- Students will record their observations of seasonal changes and discuss why Lassen Park is important. (45 - 60 minutes in the park and 45 minutes in the classroom)

Location: Any site or trail in Lassen Park

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