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Let's Take a Hike!

Grades 2 and 3

Language Arts, Social Studies

Lesson Plan Summary

Starting with the White Mountain National Forest quarter, students will analyze and choose items appropriate for a hiking trip. Students will write and illustrate narrative postcard accounts of their imaginary trip.

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National Standards associated with this lesson plan

Language Arts

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

International Reading Association (IRA)

  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

  • People, Places and Environment
  • Science, Technology and Society
White Mountain National Forest quarter image
White Mountain
National Forest Quarter
New Hampshire

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