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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Glen Haven Post-visit Activity

    Glen Haven Post-visit Activity

    In this lesson students will reflect on the experiences they had while visiting Glen Haven and connect that experience to current events. They will recognize the mission of the National Park Service and how it relates to them.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    First Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Community, Conservation, Ecology, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurs, Family Life, Geography, Government, History, Landscapes, Maritime History, Reading, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Sports, Transportation, Writing
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Glen Haven Pre-visit Activity

    Glen Haven Pre-visit Activity

    The Glen Haven tour is designed to supplement classroom learning and bring history to life by providing students with new, first-hand experiences relating to Michigan’s maritime heritage through the mission of the National Park Service to “…preserve and protect…”

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    First Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Community, Conservation, Ecology, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurs, Family Life, Geography, Government, History, Landscapes, Maritime History, Reading, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Transportation, Writing
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Cottonwood Trail Writing

    Cottonwood Trail Writing

    There is a battle in the dunes where the plants and the wind fight for control of the sand. Students will demonstrate their understanding of this battle, and how humans affect it, through creative writing or poetry.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Cottonwood Trail Post Visit

    Cottonwood Trail Post Visit

    Students have this opportunity to explore the natural history of the dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore through art and looking at modern day photos.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    First Grade - Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Geology
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Illustrate Your Service Learning Project

    Illustrate Your Service Learning Project

    In this activity, students compare their service site before and after completing their project using photos and art.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    A Letter to a Ranger

    A Letter to a Ranger

    Connect with a park ranger!

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade - Twelfth Grade
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Lodge for Sale! Beavers at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Lodge for Sale! Beavers at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Lodges are beaver homes and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a great place for a beaver to live. Have your students make a for sale flyer for a beaver home at Sleeping Bear.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    The Arrowhead: Emblem of the National Park Service

    The Arrowhead: Emblem of the National Park Service

    In this lesson students will learn about the mission of the National Park Service and how it relates to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore through a guided exploration of elements represented on the NPS Arrowhead. Older students will also learn the difference between sites administered by the National Park Service and those administered by state and local governments.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Second Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Ecology, Glaciers, Historic Preservation, Maritime History, Social Studies, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    Standards described on downloadable PDF lesson plan
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Great Lakes Piping Plover Survival Simulation

    Great Lakes Piping Plover Survival Simulation

    Students engage in an activity that simulates 1) the feeding behavior of the piping plover, and 2) factors that disturb both feeding and nesting of endangered Great Lakes piping povers. This activity is designed to get students actively thinking about the piping plover's needs and the things that are threatening this species’ survival.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Ninth Grade
    Subjects:
    Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Great Lakes Piping Plover Survival

    Great Lakes Piping Plover Survival

    In "Piping Plover Survival: A Simulation Game," students engage in an activity that simulates 1) the feeding behavior of the PipingPlover, and 2) factors that disturb both feeding and nesting of endangered Great Lakes Piping Plovers.This activity is designed to get students actively thinking about the Piping Plover's needs and the things that are threatening this  species’ survival.  

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    Curriculum Units