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  • 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 »

First Grade Lesson Plans



Science

Scavenger Hunt: Students will walk along a trail and try to find examples of habitats to match to pictures on the scavenger hunt sheet.
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Spotted Salamander:
Students will learn that salamanders lay eggs, change shape and go through several growth changes on their way to becoming adults.
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Language Arts and Social Studies

History of the Natchez Trace Parkway: 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 the sidebar to download the How the Natchez Trace Came to Be book PDF or the Powerpoint.
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Physical Education


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

The Tennessee River along the Natchez Trace Parkway

George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.