• Indianhead Point stands tall along the Pictured Rocks. Photo copyright Craig Blacklock

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Curriculum Materials

Miners Castle rises out of Lake Superior, and is the most well-known formation of the Pictured Rocks.

Miners Castle from Lake Superior

NPS photo by Brenda St. martin

The Wildlife Management Activity Guide for Teachers is a compilation of lesson plan activities for teaching about wildlife management in high schools written by educators from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

This activity guide was made possible by a grant from the National Park Foundation, and administered by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It was prepared in 1997-98.


The Liberty Bell is depicted with the U.S. Constitution.

Liberty Bell with the Constitution

NPS photo

Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans: Use properties listed in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects.

A variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom are available.


Half Dome rock outcrop at Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite National Park

NPS photo

LearnNPS Whether you are a teacher searching for classroom materials or a student doing research, you will find curriculum and other fun and educational media created by the National Park Service and our partners.


Did You Know?

Mineral seepage creates the vibrant colors shown on this close-up photo of the Pictured Rocks cliffs.

Mineral stains give color to the famous cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Red and orange colors are iron, black is manganese, white is limonite, and green is a trace of copper. There are no pictographs or petroglyphs on the Pictured Rocks cliffs (that we know of). More...