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  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Research Made Real – Using National Park Service Web Pages to Locate Primary Sources

    Students will see how to use NPS web pages in their research. The following three sites will be shown to students: 1. Shiloh National Military Park Web Page 2. Junior Civil War Historian Web Page 3. Web Ranger Students will learn how to navigate these sites to find information about the Civil War and then use that information to enhance their writing on an informative paragraph assignment.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Mississippi Technology Curriculum: Middle School 4. Use content-specific tools, (e.g., web tools) to support learning and research. 8. Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.
  • Natchez Trace Parkway

    American Indian Mound CSI

    American Indian Mound CSI

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Geography, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Social Studies: 1, 3, 5