Lesson Plan

Cooperating Associations

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Eighth Grade
Language Arts, Mathematics
Group Size:
Up to 24
in the park
National/State Standards:
Math: Grade 3 -8, Goal 1; Language Arts: Grades 3 - 5, Goals 4, 5; Grades 6 - 7, Goals 3- 6; Grade 8, Goal 6.
ELA: Grade 3-8 IV-A, B; Grades 6-7 -IV- C, E, F,; Grade 6 IV-I; Grade 7 - IV-J; Grade 8 -IV-H
Math: Graded 3 -8


Students analyze problems and perform basic addition and subtraction as well as figure percentages.


  • The student will explain the relationship between Cooperating Associations and National Parks.
  • The student will solve math problems related to Cooperating Association job descriptions.
  • The student will construct a budget and explain priorities in spending.


Cooperating Associations operate the bookstores in National Parks. These cooperating associations donate part of the proceeds from book and souvenir sales to the parks. The parks use the donations for activities, programs and publications to aid and promote the historical, scientific and conservation activities of the National Park Service.


Last updated: April 14, 2015