Starting with the Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter, students will identify animals living on Cumberland Island. Students will use reading skills and write a friendly letter to display and deepen their understanding.
Students will gather and categorize information about the animal and plant species found in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Students will create an illustrated scavenger hunt of living things to observe for visitors in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Students will describe the geological formations of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Students will describe the characteristics of a cave ecosystem and create a model representing a cave. Students will compare caves located in different environments.
Starting with the Great Basin National Park quarter, students will understand the life cycle of the Bristlecone Pine tree. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the graphic novel writing process.
After researching several national sites (such as parks, forests, seashores, and battlefields), students will learn about important safety precautions for outdoor activities. Students will work in small groups to create a series of safety tips for visiting national sites or other outdoor locations. These tips will be in the form of posters and will be assembled into a multimedia presentation used to teach others about outdoor safety.