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Our National Parks

3 Credits
This course serves as an introduction to the history of the use and preservation of the National Parks Service from its inception in 1916. Through the text, videos, and the myriad of resources offered on the Internet, students will gain insight and knowledge into the National Parks rich heritage and the issues surrounding the Park Service. This course highlights not only the history but the geological features of the parks formed by the actions of erosion, weather, glaciers, igneous activity, and water. Students will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned as they develop integrated lessons for their classroom that align to state, district or national standards, including the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards.

NOTE: Required textbook must be acquired separately.

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Mary Bennett