Geology Curriculum: grades 3 through 6:
The Many Faces of Delaware Water Gap
Rocks don't have to be dull! Park rangers, federal geologists, and local teachers worked together to prove it--the result is The Many Faces of Delaware Water Gap, a geology curriculum for grades 3 through 6. The two-color, 125-page binder explores both famous and little-known evidence of the park's formation. It includes curriculum-based field trips for five locations in the park in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as background material, a glossary, directions to sites, and practical suggestions for field trips.
Field trips include:
Point of Gap Overlook PA (overlooking the Water Gap from Rt. 611 at the south end of the park)
Lake Lenape PA (near the Water Gap in the village of Delaware Water Gap PA, at the south end of the park)
A cemetery (headstone) field trip PA (on Route 209 in Bushkill PA, about 18 miles north of Delaware Water Gap PA)
Dingmans Falls PA (off Route 209, about 30 miles north of Interstate 80 and 8 miles south of Milford PA)
Haneys Mills NJ (about 3 miles south of Walpack Center NJ and 5 miles north of Millbrook Village NJ)Theme
Understanding the park's geologic resources provides a foundation for the understanding the area's varied natural, cultural, recreational resources.
• Identify properties of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
• Observe the landscape and discuss how erosion and the hardness of rocks play an important role in the creation of ridges and valleys
• Identify the geological and political factors that influenced the creation of DEWA