Lesson Plan

Meet Your National Parks

The NPS Arrowhead in front of Moro Rock at Sequoia National Park.

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Lesson Duration:
60 Minutes


After completing this program students will be able to:
1. Name the two national parks located in their County.
2. Explain what elements are found on the NPS arrowhead emblem and what they represent.
3. Identify at least two different animals that can be found in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
4. Identify a giant sequoia tree by its cone and by its bark.
5. Recognize the difference between natural and man-made land-scapes and understand the importance of each.


This program introduces students to a uniquely American invention: the national park. It explores what national parks protect by examining the elements found on the National Park Service arrowhead emblem.


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Last updated: January 5, 2017