• 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 »

Seventh Grade Lesson Plans


Social Studies/Geography

This Land is YOUR Land: Students will learn to value the preservation of history by identifying personally historic objects which are important to them.
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Across the Trace: Students will learn about the life and hardships of the spotted salamander, write a short report and develop a poster that will advertise their plight.
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What’s Happenin’ on the Trace: The students will investigate current events associated with the Natchez Trace Parkway. They will write a journalistic-type report and/or develop a visual presentation. Subject areas may include: community events or issues, plants, animals, invasive species, boundary issues, social issues and environmental issues.
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Who, What, and Why is a National Park: Students will research a National Park online or from printed materials and answer relevant questions on a worksheet. They will develop an advertisement for the park they researched. (Mississippi, 6th & 8th)
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Something Old and Something New: On seven maps from 1816 to the present, small groups of students will compare and contrast the areas surrounding the Natchez Trace Parkway and answer questions about the maps. (Mississippi 5th, 6th, 8th & MS Studies)
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Science

What’s Happenin’ on the Trace: The students will investigate current events associated with the Natchez Trace Parkway. They will write a journalisti-type report and/or develop a visual presentation. Subject areas may include: community events or issues, plants, animals, invasive species, boundary issues, social issues and environmental issues.
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Across the Trace:
Students will learn about the life and hardships of the spotted salamander, write a short report and develop a poster that will advertise their plight.
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Ecoregions of the Natchez Trace Parkway:
Students will investigate the ecoregions along the Natchez Trace and fill out a table with ecoregion characteristics.
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Physical Education

Traveling the Natchez Trace: The students will engage in several physical exercises while using their map skills.
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Your Target Heart Rate Zone: Students will jog along a section of the Natchez Trace Scenic Trail and learn the importance of stretching and exercising in their target heart rate zone.
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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.