Which president hiked and camped for three days in Yosemite National Park? Why do fumaroles in Yellowstone smell like rotten eggs? What national park is larger than the country of Switzerland?
Learn who created the National Park Service and the requirements of being a national park. Read about the native species that have been eliminated from national parks and those that have been recovered from the edge of extinction. Locate national parks on a United States map. Learn which river flows through the Grand Canyon. Demonstrate a geyser. Model multiplication and division using M&Ms, and calculate the area of shapes. Use a chart to record information. Make estimates and predictions, then draw conclusions. Walk in a park, and collect leaves to make leaf-rubbing patterns. Read words containing open syllables and ending syllables of consonant-le. Learn when y sounds like and i and when it sounds like an e. Write an acrostic poem about parks. Write compound words, synonyms, antonyms, and abbreviations. Make a kite and fly it in a park. Use onomatopoeia to make sound patterns.
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Grade level: 1-3
This is a one-week, 46 page unit.
Student workbook pages are designed to reinforce the daily concepts and are included within the unit.