• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

Creative Response Lesson Plans

Creative Response

Lesson 1: A Trip to Olympic National Park and the Elwha River

Guiding Question: Where in the world are Olympic National Park and the Elwha River?

Overview: In this lesson students will use web resources to find Olympic National Park and the Elwha River on a map. Students will generate a map which they will use in a travel brochure they will create for Olympic National Park and the Elwha River Valley.

Time: Two class periods

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Lesson 2: Calling the Salmon Back to the Elwha: Poems for the Adventurous Anadromous

Guiding Question: How can asking someone or something to respond to a request help to build understanding?

Overview: In this lesson students will write a "question and answer" poem that uses two voices, one to call the salmon back to the River and the other to respond to the caller. Students will perform their poems.

Time: Two class periods

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Lesson 3: Totem Poles

Guiding question: If you were to create a totem pole for the Elwha River what combination of current and historical symbols would you include in it?

Lesson Overview: Students will work in small groups to research Totem Poles, their history, meaning and symbolism. Then in the same small groups students will construct a totem pole for the Elwha River out of found objects that represent the historical and modern significance of the river and its restoration. Groups will then give a short presentation to introduce, explain and justify their totem pole.

Time Needed: Two Class periods

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