• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Fire Curriculum

Cover of the Mammoth Cave National Park Fire Curriculum

Mammoth Cave National Park has developed curriculum materials for teachers to use in educating students in grades 4-8 about fire and its role in the park. The curriculum is available for download below either in its entirety or as individual units, along with the appendices, KERA Core Content, and Program of Studies sheets.


Fire Curriculum (entire, 2.7mb)


Individual Units:

Recipe for a Fire
Stopping the Flames
Fire & Man – Friend or Foe?
Hot Habitats (Classified)
Plot Monitoring
Acre By Acre
Fire and Weather
Weather In Your Pocket
Fire Fighting Costs Money!

Appendixes:

The Changing Role of Fire in Kentucky's Forests
A Chronology of Large Wildland Fires in the United States
Fire Videos Available from Mammoth Cave National Park


Programs of Studies:

4th Grade Program of Studies
5th Grade Program of Studies
6th Grade Program of Studies
7th Grade Program of Studies
8th Grade Program of Studies


KERA Core Content for Assessment:

Core Content - Primary
Core Content - Grades 5-7
Core Content - Grades 8-12

Did You Know?

Grease-oil lamp

The grease-oil lamp was used to illuminate Mammoth Cave for more than a century. Designed after New England whale-oil lanterns, these lamps used cooking grease to light the way.