Teacher Resources

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Browse these teacher resources, curriculum, and lessons to bring the Channel Islands into your classroom. Use independently in your classroom or to compliment a park visit or virtual field trip.

Island of the Blue Dolphins Subject Site
This web-based resource, developed by the National Park Service and other partners, includes a treasure trove of information about the lone woman of San Nicolas island and Scott O'Dell's book. Follow along chapter by chapter as your students read the story exploring historical evidence from primary and secondary sources, listen to the voices of researchers, explore native island cultures, and more.

You can also schedule a complimentary Island of the Blue Dolphins studio program with a ranger.


Channel Island National Park Related Lessons
Peruse the following website for more lessons to use in your classroom:

  • Ventura County of Education provides this resource for educators in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kern and Los Angeles Counties:Lessons and Units (google.com)

Last updated: April 14, 2022

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