• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

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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 »

  • Ammendments to the Superintendent's Compendium

    Launching, landing or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent. More »

Kindergarten Lesson Plans



Science

Spotted Salamander: Students will learn how spotted salamanders protect themselves and color a picture of a spotted salamander.
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Environmental Awareness: Using the historic and natural setting of the Natchez Trace Parkway, students will use their senses to gain knowledge of a forest ecosystem, and some unique features of this environment. Pre-site lesson, on-site lesson and post-site lesson. See Curriculum Materials page for more information and download.


Social Studies

History of the Natchez Trace Parkway: The Teacher will read How the Natchez Trace Came to Be, to the students and the students will draw pictures representing the Natchez Trace. Click on the link on right to download the How the Natchez Trace Came to Be book PDF or the Power Point. (see link on sidebar)
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Scavenger Hunt:
The students will walk a trail and match items on their scavenger hunt sheet.
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Symbols: The students will learn the symbols of the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Post Rider, and the National Scenic Trail, then correctly color the symbols while looking at an example.
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Language Arts

History of the Natchez Trace Parkway: The Teacher will read How the Natchez Trace Came to Be, to the students and the students will draw pictures representing the Natchez Trace. Click on the link on right to download the How the Natchez Trace Came to Be book PDF or the Power Point. (see link on sidebar)
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Physical Education

Fire Safety: Students will learn about fire safety and play a game that reinforces the knowledge they have learned.
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Did You Know?

The Sunken Trace at mile post 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

The "Sunken Trace" at milepost 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was caused by thousands of travelers walking over the easily eroded loess soil.