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  • Paintings

    Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School, stated “The ravages of the axe are daily increasing desecration by what is called improvement; which as yet generally destroys Nature’s beauty without substituting that of Art.”  This unit, Nature, Art and Conservation at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, will explore this very issue through on-site visits, school based lessons and independent research.  For this unit students will begin by reading Marsh’s Man and Nature...

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Eleventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Conservation, Environment, Museum Studies, Reading, Visual Arts, Writing
    Keywords:
    art, Hudson River School, paintings, nature, Conservation movement, George Perkins Marsh, Thomas Cole, Man and Nature, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, john muir, Ansel Adams, Carlton Watkins, William Henry Jackson, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Teton
  • Yellowstone National Park

    To Eat or Be Eaten

    A fox holds a rabbit in its jaws

    In “To Eat or Be Eaten,” students demonstrate energy transfer and connections between plants and animals.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Wildlife Biology
    Keywords:
    ecology, Web of life, food web, food chain, predator, ecosystem
  • cross country skier

    Students will dress for winter while explaining the purpose and function behind each layer. 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:
    Third Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Chemistry, Climate
  • Yellowstone National Park

    To Eat or Be Eaten

    Elk grazing in the grass

    In “To Eat or Be Eaten,” students demonstrate energy transfer and connections between plants and animals.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Wildlife Biology
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