• 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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Did You Know?

picture of caldera inside cinder cone

All four types of volcanoes found in the entire world are represented in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Volcanoes found in the park include shield (Prospect Peak), plug dome (Lassen Peak), Cinder Cone (Cinder Cone), and Composite (Brokeoff Volcano) volcanoes. More...