• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

    Parkway AL,MS,TN

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?

Meriwether Lewis Monument, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee

Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.