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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?

Boatmen from the Ohio River Valley walked along the Natchez Trace.

The "Kaintucks", or boatmen from the Ohio River Valley, would walk approximately 500 miles from Natchez to Nashville along the Natchez Trace in about 30 days.