Lesson Plan

Freeing the Elwha (A Trip to Olympic National Park and the Elwha River)

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Grade Level:
Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
Subject:
Career Studies, Education, Geography, Language Arts, Media Studies, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Visual Arts, Writing
Duration:
Two Class Periods
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
Washington State Standards:
Writing
EALR 1, EALR 2, EALR 3
EALR 3: GEOGRAPHY Component 5.2, 5.2.1
Keywords:
map

Overview

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

Background

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 as part of a in a travel brochure they will create for Olympic National Park and the Elwha River Valley.

Materials

  • Access to the internet/printer
  • Travel brochures as examples
  • 8.5 X 14 papers for brochures
  • Basic art supplies -colored pencils, markers, glue, scissors
  • Student pages (printable handout)
  • Reflection Journal pages (printable handout)

Procedure

Assessment

Reflection Journal Pages (rubric included)
Brochure (rubric included)