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  • Alligator in the Cypress Swamp

    This lesson plan inspires community service projects associated with the  Natchez Trace Parkway and National Scenic Trails. It raises awareness of the national parkway that runs through Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. National Parks have limited avenues to raise awareness and teach people about their national treasures.
    Students will produce community service media projects about some aspect of the Natchez Trace Parkway and its National Scenic Trail. This is a highly variable lesson plan.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Graduate Level (Masters, PhD)
    Subjects:
    Art, Community, Language Arts, Leadership, Museum Studies, Service Learning
    Keywords:
    public relations, communications, community service, service learning, media team, podcast, Photography, music, filming, multimedia
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Photo of the parlor at the M'Clintock House, where the Seneca Falls convention was planned.

    This lesson plan will explore how the Quakers were interested in antislavery and women’s rights, and how the M’Clintock family lent their support to the Seneca Falls convention by providing experience in the planning and preparation for hosting conventions.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Constitutional Amendments, Constitutional Law, Education, Family Life, History, Law, Religion, Slavery, Women's History
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    Whales and the World

    Students look on as a ranger show pictures of Sperm whales and describes different types of whales.

    Whales and the World is a curriculum-based education program presented in partnership between New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, and the Buzzard’s Bay Coalition. The program is offered to students in grades 6 through high school and consists of three 45 minute components and may be done in any order.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate Change, Conservation, History, Maritime History, Social Studies
  • Statue of Frederick Douglass in the lobby of the visitor center of Women’s Rights NHP.

    Using Douglass’s own words, maps, and other primary sources, students will learn about the life of this great American hero. From the Eastern shore of Maryland as a slave, to New Bedford, Massachusetts as a freedom seeker, to Washington D.C. as an author, journalist, lecturer, and statesman.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Civil Rights Movement, Civil War, History, Reconstruction, Slavery, Women's History