• 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 »

Third Grade Lesson Plans

Science


Across the Trace: Students will learn about the life and hardships in the life of a spotted salamander and develop a poster to advertise their plight.
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Social Studies

Role Playing on the Natchez Trace Parkway: Two part lesson. At a trail head, (or in a gym) students will role-play boatmen, American Indians, outlaws, and bears in a game, then walk down a short trail to obtain information to write sentences or a paragraph.
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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.
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Across the Trace: Students will learn about the life and hardships in the life of a spotted salamander and develop a poster to advertise their plight.
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History of the Natchez Trace:
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 link on sidebar to download the How the Natchez Trace Came to Be book PDF or the Powerpoint.
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Language Arts

Role Playing on the Natchez Trace Parkway: At a trail head (or in a gym) students will role-play boatmen, American Indians, outlaws, and bears in a game, then walk down a short trail to obtain information to write sentences or a paragraph.
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History of the Natchez Trace:
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 link on sidebar to download the How the Natchez Trace Came to Be book PDF or the Powerpoint.
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Physical Education

The Kaintucks: Students will play a game that is integrated with a lesson about historic travelers of the Natchez Trace.
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Did You Know?

Dogwood tree along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Over 100 different species of trees, including the Dogwood and Redbud, grow along the Natchez Trace Parkway.