As president, Theodore Roosevelt created five national parks, 18 national monuments, 51 bird sanctuaries, began the National Wildlife Refuge system and set aside more than 100 million acres for national forests. Now, you can learn about all of the national parks and monuments with NPS’s educator resources including audio, video, blogs, and more. The lessons can be searched by topic or by type of resource.
This collection is a rich resource. Example of recommended uses of this Collection includes STEM activities to support technology, supporting 21st century teaching and learning for media and digital learning for grades 6-8 and 9-12 schools. Also, infusing the content into the curriculum to support technology and integrating technology for 2-year community colleges, undergraduate foundation of education course settings in Higher Education. For example, mastering digital media might include an activity such as finding a timeline for the month and year when a German journalist compared FDR to Hitler. Students could provide evidence to support or disprove this stance, which requires critical thinking.
This site is vast and full of learning treasures! The material can be used by educators to prepare rich lessons, units, investigations, and assignments for students kindergarten through university. Students would be able to use the material for work in-class, for homework, for individual and team research. Exploration of topics and subjects could also be set-up for self-paced work.
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. This collection of Education resources helps to extend the benefits of our many national parks.
Some possible uses of the materials:
Two example of target goals might include:
(1) Students will access the digital collection of the and craft two paragraphs that explain the difference between digital and non-digital media. Objective: student will access digital collection of museum artifacts and explain the difference between Presidential Library and a Library in general.
(2) Students will be able to increase their understanding of vertical research and interactive technology. Objective: Students will locate a photograph that relates to a particular month in history. Then, find the timeline for a historical document and share your findings. Reflect on the importance of this timeline.