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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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  • Yellowstone National Park

    A Bear’s Menu

    A Bear’s Menu

    Working in small groups, students examine the feeding habits of bears and draw pictures to show what bears do in spring, summer, fall, and winter. Students use a small pattern of a grizzly bear and increase its scale to construct a full-size silhouette in order to appreciate the bear’s size.

  • Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah Salamander: Climate Change Casualty or Survivor?

    Shenandoah Salamander: Climate Change Casualty or Survivor?

    The Shenandoah salamander is an endangered species found only on a few rocky slopes within Shenandoah National Park. Its survival is being threatened by changing climate and habitat competition from the more common red-backed salamander. Students will conduct field research on the red-backed salamander to compare the two salamander species’ habitat requirements and determine how climate change and habitat competition are impacting the survival of the Shenandoah and red-backed salamanders.

  • Yellowstone National Park

    Camouflage

    Camouflage

    This active game may be used to introduce the concepts of predator prey dynamics as well as adaptations. Students love playing this game.

  • 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.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

    "Where Do Human Rights Begin? In Small Places Close to Home."

    "Where, after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home, so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination........" - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Life in the Extreme

    Life in the Extreme

    Students take measurements in the field, analyze their data, and develop hypotheses about how different micro-environments affect the distribution of plants and animals in the park. Students are also asked to communicate their understanding and attitudes about the park using graphics and language arts skills. (FIELD TRIP & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES)

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon Human History

    Grand Canyon Human History

    From rock art to railways, this set of activities expands students' knowledge of archaeology and human history at Grand Canyon and in the southwestern United States.

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    C&O Canal Mapping Activity: grade 4

    C&O Canal Mapping Activity: grade 4

    Use this lesson as a stand-alone classroom activity or as a pre- or post-field trip activity. Students will construct and interpret a map using map elements and locate places and describe the human and physical characteristics of those places.

  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

    Historic Jamestown Educational Resources

    Historic Jamestown Educational Resources

    Historic Jamestown is a partnership between Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. In preparation for the 400th Anniversary of the voyages of Captain John Smith new interactive materials were created for use in the classroom or at home.

  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Acoustics 3: On The Trail of a Whale

    Acoustics 3: On The Trail of a Whale

    Students will learn that humpback whales make different vocalizations. They will discover how scientists can use technology to track whales by listening to their vocalizations. Students will engage in a role play activity that simulates the tracking of whales using hydrophones as they migrate between Alaska and Hawaii.