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Postcards to a Friend

Several Mount Rainier Teacher-Rangers writing postcards.
Several Mount Rainier Teacher-Rangers writing postcards during the 2010 Sister Mountain Workshop.
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Overview: Students document a field trip or virtual climb of Mount Rainier and Mount Fuji by writing a postcard to a friend describing what they have seen and experienced.
Grade Level:
6 - 12
Objectives: Students will be able to gather information, organize thoughts and ideas, and present their work to others.
Lesson Plan:
Postcards to a Friend - word, 49KB
Postcards to a Friend - pdf, 483KB
Resources: Postcards to a Friend Sample Rubric
Postcards to a Friend Suggested Books
Postcards to a Friend Suggested Websites
Postcards to a Friend Postcard Template

Did You Know?

Magenta Paintbrush

The Paradise meadows were once home to a golf course, rope tows for skiers, an auto campground, and rows of tent cabins. All of these activities damaged the meadows, as does walking off-trail. Management practices have changed over the years, and we now protect and restore our precious subalpine meadows.