• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

    Parkway AL,MS,TN

Fourth Grade Lesson Plans

Science


Scavenger Hunt: Students will work first alone the in pairs as they walk along the National Scenic Trail to observe, tally and discuss different elements of habitats that may be found along the trail.
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Across the Trace: Students will learn about the life and hardships in the life of a spotted salamander and develop a poster to 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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Across the Trace: Students will learn about the life and hardships in the life of a spotted salamander and develop a poster to advertise their plight.
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Role Playing on the Natchez Trace Parkway: Two part lesson. Students will role-play boatmen, American Indians, outlaws, and bears in a game, then walk down a short trail to obtain information to write sentences or a paragraph.
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This Land is YOUR Land: Students will learn to value the preservation of history by identifying what personally historic material objects are important to them.
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Name It: Students determine important features of their surroundings and come up with creative names for these features. What's Its Name? Students will read a short narrative about the history of the Natchez Trace and then complete a matching worksheet.
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Planning the Trek: Students will walk a trail and draw a simple map that represents the trail.
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American Indian Mound CSI: Students will participate in a mock investigation of a theft from an American Indian mound. They will learn about the mounds as they investigate.
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Trace Trekking Game: Students will create, and then play a game that helps them to realize how hard life was traveling the Natchez Trace in the in 1800's.
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Lost on the Trace: Using compasses and the four cardinal directions, students will race against each other to find a specific location. On-site lesson.
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Trail Mapping: Student will walk a trail and draw a simple map that represents a trail. On-Site lesson.
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Language Arts

Role Playing on the Natchez Trace Parkway: Two part lesson. Students will role-play boatmen, American Indians, outlaws, and bears in a game, and then walk down a short trail to obtain information to write sentences or a paragraph.
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Name It: Students determine important features of their surroundings and come up with creative names for these features.
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Math

Scavenger Hunt: Students will work first alone the in pairs as they walk along the National Scenic Trail to observe, tally and discuss different elements of habitats that may be found along the trail.
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Physical Education

The Kaintucks: Students will play a game that is integrated with lesson of some of the travelers of the Natchez Trace.
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