• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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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 »

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?

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.