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  • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

    Circles in the Snow

    The goals of this activity include:

    - Students will be able to identify a tipi ring and explain what it means; tell the story of what happened to two Cheyenne women in Black Kettle's camp during the November 27, 1868 attack; and critically analyze and discuss why the soldier chose to disobey orders.

    Student Activities
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Social Studies
  • Blue Thumb Testing

    The survival of living things on our planet depends on the conservation and protection of Earth's resources, which we will study through this lesson, using Blue Thumb Water Quality Testing. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their particular needs are met. A healthy ecosystem is one in which multiple species of different types are each able to meet their needs in a relatively stable web of life.

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  • 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.

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  • Two tipis in the snow

    Two worlds collided on a harsh and cold November day in 1868 in western Oklahoma. In a moment, all was chaos as the charging troopers of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's 7th U.S. Cavalry came splashing across the frigid Washita River into the sleeping Cheyenne camp of Peace Chief Black Kettle.

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