• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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  • Short Construction Delays Possible Near Tupelo, MS (milepost 264.4)

    Repairs on a bridge will require one-lane closures of the Parkway for about 1/4 mile near Tupelo. Work is expected to be completed in fall of 2014. Please use caution due to construction traffic around the work area. More »

  • Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers

    Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »

Fifth Grade Lesson Plans



Science

Scrapbooking the Natchez Trace: Students will create a scrapbook of the plants and animals of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
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Discover Diversity: On a National Scenic Trail, students will investigate the diversity and relationships of various plant forms along the trail.
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Across the Trace: Students will learn about the life and hardships of the spotted salamander, write a short report, and develop a poster that will advertise their plight.
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Social Studies/History/Geography

Who, What, and Why is a National Park: Students will research a National Park online or from printed materials and answer relevant questions on a worksheet. They will develop an advertisement for the park they researched.
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Trails Across America: Students will research National Historic and Scenic Trails, answer questions about the trail, generate a map showing the locations of the trails, and report orally.
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Something Old and Something New: On seven maps from 1816 to the present, small groups of students will compare and contrast the areas surrounding the Natchez Trace Parkway and answer questions about the maps. (large file)
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This Land is YOUR Land: Students will learn to value the preservation of history by identifying personally hisotric objects which are important to them.
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Across the Trace:
Students will learn about the life and hardships of the spotted salamander, write a short report, and develop a poster that will advertise their plight.
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Language Arts


Scrapbooking the Natchez Trace: Students will create a scrapbook of the plants and animals of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
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Physical Education

The Kaintucks: Students will play a game that integrates a lesson about of some of the historic travelers of the Natchez Trace.
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Did You Know?

The view from Little Mountain, one of the highest points along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.