Lesson Plan

What is a National Park?

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Grade Level:
General
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Environment, Geography, Government, History, Marine Biology, Social Studies, Wilderness
Duration:
45 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
Social Studies-Standard 4: Students research and report on where people and places are located and why, utilizing multiple geographical representations and tools (maps, globes, geospatial technologies).

Overview

The National Park of American Samoa is one of over 400 units of the National Park Service. This activity helps students explore and understand the various units in the system.

Objective(s)

1. Explain the mission of the National Park Service.
2. Name at least two national parks, in addition to the National Park of American Samoa, and describe the resources they protect.
3. Compare at least two different types of national parks.

 

 

Materials

1. World Atlas
2. National Park System Map
3. National Park of American Samoa Brochure
4. The National Parks: Index

Procedure