The park has a Student Resource Disc available for all educators. The cd was done in 2005 and since then the grades have changed from 4th to 2nd grade for Georgia history. However the cd still has good lesson plans and activities for teachers The disc are for grades K-12. The cd is available at the visitor center or we can mail one to you. Please call (478) 752-8257 ext 222 between 9:00am-5:00pm or get the lesson plans here:
Elementary Lesson Plans
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Natchez Trace Parkway
By pretending they are investigating a theft, the students will compare and contrast Native American mounds from two time periods. They will use deductive reasoning to determine which objects belong to which mounds in either of the two time periods. The lesson can be used with photos provided in the plan or teachers may check out imitation artifact kits by calling 662-680-4015.
- Lesson Plans
- Grade level:
- Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
- American Indian History and Culture, Geography, Social Studies
- National/State Standards:
- Social Studies: 1, 3, 5
Did You Know?
Designs like this person in a canoe show us art and views of life from the ancient past. Carved into a seashell, we wonder today if jewelry like this was just ornamentation or if perhaps each design had important symbolic meanings.