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National Parks and Monuments
Theme Unit


Make a Daily National Parks and Monuments Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily National Parks and Monuments Activity Lesson Plan Book


Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     The Statue of Liberty (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Grand Canyon National Park (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Who Is Lady Liberty? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Craters of the Moon National Monument (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     The Statue of Liberty: A Welcome Sight! (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-7 Readability)
     Ellis Island National Park (Very Quick Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

Short Readers
     Big Bend National Park (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Yellowstone National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Bryce Canyon National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Glacier Bay National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Kenai Fjords National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Kobuk Valley National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Jewel Cave National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Olympic National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Haleakala National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     USS Arizona National Memorial (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Fort Sumter National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Devils Postpile National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Joshua Tree National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Redwood National and State Parks (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Petrified Forest National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Shenandoah National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Oregon National Historic Trail (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Crater Lake National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Voyageurs National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Hot Springs National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Wind Cave National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Mammoth Cave National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     Denali National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     Lincoln Memorial (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Devils Tower (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Rocky Mountain National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Effigy Mounds National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Mesa Verde National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Buck Island Reef National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Glacier National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Mount Rushmore (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Lincoln Home National Historic Site (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     White Sands National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Craters of the Moon National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Yosemite National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Death Valley National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Lassen Volcanic National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Channel Islands National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Grand Teton National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Biscayne National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Dry Tortugas National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Great Basin National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Zion National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Canyonlands National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Arches National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Capitol Reef National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Mount Rainier National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     North Cascades National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Isle Royale National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Saguaro National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Congaree National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Katmai National Park and Preserve (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     History of the National Park Service (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Everglades National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-7 Readability)
     Muir Woods National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 4-7 Readability)
     Washington Monument (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)
     Grand Canyon (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)
     Acadia National Park (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)
     Lady Liberty Gets a Makeover! (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

Spanish
     Monumento Nacional Effigy Mounds (grades 4-6)
     La Estatua de la Libertad: ¡una visión que se agradece! (grades 4-7)
     Parque Nacional Mesa Verde (grades 4-6)
     Monte Rushmore (grades 4-6)
     Sitio Histórico Nacional Casa de Lincoln (grades 4-6)
     Monumento Nacional Little Bighorn Battlefield (grades 4-6)
     ¡Tratamiento de belleza para la Señora Libertad! (grades 6-8)


Book Units
    The Red Pyramid (Grades 4-8)


Reading Comprehensions
     Mount Rushmore – A Sight to Behold (Grades 3-5)
     The Importance of National Parks (Grades 5-6)
     The Everglades (Grades 4-6)
     Yellowstone National Park (Grades 4-6)
     The Badlands (Grades 4-6)
     The Black Hills (Grades 4-6)
     Carlsbad Caverns (Grades 4-6)
     Denali National Park (Grades 4-6)
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (Grades 4-6)
     The Petrified Forest (Grades 4-6)
     The Grand Canyon (Grades 4-6)
     Bryce Canyon (Grades 4-6)
     Lady Liberty Comes Home (Grades 5-6)
     History of the Empire State Building (Grades 7-9)


Books
            Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grades 4-6)
            The Story of USS Arizona (Grades 5-6)
            Landmarks of the United States (Grades 4-6)
            Everglades National Park (Grades 5-6)
            Olympic National Park (Grades 5-6)
            The Statue of Liberty (Grades 6-8)


Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities


Compare and Contrast
        Monument Traits: Compares two presidential monuments (Grades 5-6)

Canyon Traits: This compares the Grand Canyon to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. (Grades 4-6)

Park Traits: This compares Crater Lake National Park and Lassen Volcanic National Park. (Grades 3-5)

Park Traits: This compares two national parks: Arches and Capitol Reef. (Grades 4-6)

Monument Traits: Compares two famous monuments (Grades 5-6)

Geological Features Traits: Compares two American geological features (Grades 5-6)

Canyon Traits: Compares two great canyons (Grades 5-6)

Park Traits: This compares features of Redwood National Park and Joshua Tree National Park. (Grades 3-5)

Park Traits: This compares features of Kenai Fjords National Park and Glacier Bay National Park. (Grades 3-4)

Park Traits: This compares Kobuk Valley National Park and Denali National Park. (Grades 4-6)

Cave Traits: This compares two caves: Jewel Cave and Wind Cave. (Grades 4-6)

Cave Traits: Compares three unique American caves (Grades 3-4)

National Park Traits: Compares two of the most popular national parks (Grades 3-5)



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