• 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 »

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?

Double arch bridge at mile post 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.