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Second Grade Lesson Plans

Science




Spotted Salamander: Students will learn about the life of the salamander by illustrating a book about the spotted salamander.
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Scavenger Hunt:
Students will walk a trail and tally the different habitats they see. They will then create simple graphs with the information they have collected.
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Habitat and Order: Pre-site, on-site and post-site lessons. See Curriculum Materials page for more information and download.




Math

Scavenger Hunt: Students will walk a trail and tally the different habitats they see. They will then create simple graphs with the information they have collected.
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Language Arts

and 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 write a summary report of the book with help from the teacher. Click on 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 reinforces what they have learned.
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Did You Know?

Emerald Mound, Mississippi

Emerald Mound is the largest Mississippian Period ceremonial mound along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and covers nearly eight acres.