Curriculum Materials

Browse Our Curriculum Materials

Results

Showing results 1-4 of 4

  • Emerald Mound, milepost 10.3

    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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Geography, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    Mounds, Mound, Emerald Mound, Native American culture, Native American history, Mississippian period, woodland period, Chickasaw, Choctaw, artifacts, mound artifact, American Indians
  • Tracing the Civil War

    Students will examine the sites and events near the Natchez Trace Parkway in northeastern Mississippi. In these lessons, we will focus on the Civil War sites found near the modern Natchez Trace Parkway in northeastern Mississippi: Okolona, Brice’s Crossroads, and Tupelo. Teachers can choose any of 5 classroom activities regarding these battles and the Civil War Railroad network. Teachers can also bring their classes on field trips for many battlefield and event sites. 

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Civil War, History, Slavery, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    Civil War, USCT, Mississippi, railroad, united states colored troops, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Samuel Sturgis
  • Hornet's Nest

    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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface