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  • Picture of the National Park Service Arrowhead

    Students learn how the design of the National Park Service arrowhead is made up of symbols then have a chance to create their own design.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Subjects:
    Art, Conservation, Design, History, Visual Arts
    Keywords:
    art, Conservation, design, history, Symbol, visual arts
  • Fire burns in a forest with a park sign in the foreground

    Using dilemma cards describing some of the issues affecting Yellowstone National Park, students work in small groups to consider management issues that meet both of the conflicting mandates that the National Park Service must follow.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-General
    Subjects:
    Community, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Law, Government, History, Leadership, Public Policy, Wildlife Management
    Keywords:
    park management, wolves, bison, snowmobiles, fisheries, geysers, Wildfire, Yellowstone
  • Picture of a Eagle Peak mountian againsts a blue sky

    Students demonstrate the destructive forces of erosion on small “mountains” and survey an area in the park, such as Lamar Valley, to identify evidences of erosion. Students interview a petrified tree in its natural setting to learn more about the changing landscape of Yellowstone.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geology, Glaciers, Reading, Tectonics, Volcanoes
    Keywords:
    earth science, erosion, geology, glaciers, reading, sedimentation, tectonics, uplift, volcanoes, weathering
  • Grizzly bear tracks in the dirt

    Students will explore the similarities and differences between their tracks and those of wolves and bears.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Writing
    Keywords:
    art, biology animals, grizzly bear, wolf, writing
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Expedition Yellowstone

    A class group listens to a ranger at Mammoth Hot Springs terraces

    Yellowstone offers this 4-5 day curriculum-based residential program for students in grades 4-8. Classes learn about the natural and cultural history of Yellowstone, investigate issues affecting the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and promote stewardship and preservation in the park and in home communities. Emphasis is on learning through direct experience in the outdoors. Students participate with teachers and parent chaperones in hikes, field investigations, discussions, and journal writing.

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    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Art, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Community, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Education, Environment, Fire Ecology, Geology, Geometry, Glaciers, History, Hydrology, Mathematics, Military and Wartime History, Performing Arts, Physical Science, Poetry, Reading, Safety, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Tectonics, Volcanoes, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    All lesson plans are aligned with Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho Education Standards.
  • A Grizzly bear sits in sagebrush.

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Conservation, Environment, Reading, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    Keywords:
    art, bear, biology animals, Conservation, cycle, environment, feeding habits, reading, wildlife biology, wildlife management, Yellowstone
  • A skier, dressed for winter, skis with the Teton Range in the background.

    What is the purpose and function of each layer of winter clothing?
    Throughout the lesson, students will learn and incorporate vocabulary terms related to heat transfer. At the completion of the lesson, students will be able to explain the different clothing layers and make reasonable choices for dressing in winter conditions.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Science
  • Section 2 - Clues to the Past

    This section is designed to be taught prior to visiting the park.  Teaching this section as a unit prior to the other lessons will prepare students to assimilate more easily information from the rest of the guide.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Linguistics, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    History, People in Societies, Acquisition of Language, Geography, Social Studies Skills & Methods, Oral & Visual Communication,
  • Section 3 - Tracing the Past

    This section is about the processes of archeology: finding, excavating, analyzing, and interpreting prehistoric archeological data.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Art, Geography, History, Science and Technology, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Social Studies Skills & Methods, People in Societies, History, Scientific Inquiry, Geography, Historical & Cultural & Social Contexts
  • A ranger on tour with kids - Hopewell Culture's curriculum guide

    Download the complete Teacher's Curriculum Guide here.  This option contains all the sections that are bound together in the hard copy.  Developed by Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, this curriculum was intended for grades 3 - 5.  However, we encourage teachers and students of all ages to utilize the contents of this guide to help broaden their knowledge of the prehistoric Hopewellian people.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, History
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