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  • Humpback whales travel to Glacier Bay each summer from Hawaii

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    Acoustics 3: On The Trail of a Whale

    Tracking whale migrations with sound! Explore »

  • Students view a sunset over a lake

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    Water Poetry

    Explore the water cycle at the Everglades Explore »

  • Collage: Three images of Douglass at different stages in his life

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    "Journey from Slavery to Statesman": The Homes of Frederick Douglass - A Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan

    Follow Frederick Douglass on his journey from life as a slave to that of a respected statesman. Explore »

  • A kindergarten student taking a close up look at a plant in Shenandoah.

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    Come to Your Senses

    A child investigates the world and learns about his/her surroundings Explore »

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Women at Floyd Bennett Field

    Women at Floyd Bennett Field

    This lesson will introduce the students to changes in the role of women and society during WW II. They will partake in reading, discussing and reflecting on biographies of four women. The students will be introduced to women of the Armed Services and their ability to pick up the war effort at home and abroad. A Gallery Walk and a newspaper will be created from their work as well as a narrative.

  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Commercial Travel/Then and Now

    Commercial Travel/Then and Now

    Students will evaluate sources and develop a hypothesis about flying and its technology and its effect on Floyd Bennett Field. By the use of a Power Point Presentation the students will become familiar with both its history then and now. A field trip to Floyd Bennett Field would be an extension to the lessons and bring into focus the present.

  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    History of Floyd Bennett Field

    Students partaking of this classroom lesson can learn how technology and time affect an area. They may make a field trip to Floyd Bennett Field to take part in a Ranger led tour that will reinforce the information and transference of skill learned in this lesson.

  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Minority Groups at Floyd Bennett Field

    This classroom lesson will allow students to explore original documents and reflect upon the connotative and figurative meanings of them as individuals and groups. It will encourage poster making to offer diversity to the lesson and develop public speaking in upholding the argument chosen.

  • 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.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    A Letter to a Ranger

    A Letter to a Ranger

    Connect with a park ranger!

  • 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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Mountain Farm Museum: Field Trip Post-Site Part 2 - Grade 4 (North Carolina)

    Mountain Farm Museum: Field Trip Post-Site Part 2 - Grade 4 (North Carolina)

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for its scenic beauty, rich biodiversity, and continuum of human history. This activity provides an opportunity for students to learn about other national park sites and why they are protected. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by one preparation activity and two wrap-up activities. This is part 2 of the wrap up activity of the unit.

  • Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah National Park: Gem of the Blue Ridge

    Shenandoah National Park: Gem of the Blue Ridge

    Shenandoah National Park is an important natural and cultural resource in Virginia’s Blue Ridge geographic region. Students in the 9 Virginia counties that border this long and narrow national park will discover those resources and the National Park Service mission with ranger-led in-class activities such as modeling park careers, analyzing artifacts, investigating geologic samples, and writing creative responses while gaining classroom knowledge about Virginia’s history, geology and geography.

  • White Sands National Monument

    Leapin' Lizards

    Through many years of changing habitats and adapting to their surroundings, most of our lizards are white in coloration. Take a look at a whiptail and some of the interesting patterns and colors that have been produced through selection and breeding over hundreds of years. Invent your own lizard with colors that would help him hide in your choice of environment!