ERIC Number: ED467625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Making Connections. A Curriculum and Activity Guide to Mammoth Cave National Park. [Grades] K-3.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park is important because of its diversity of life on the surface and underground. Some of the plants in the park include trees such as oaks, hickories, tulip poplars, sycamores, and many types of bushes. The animal population is also very diverse and includes bats, squirrels, deer, raccoons, opossums, chipmunks, and many birds. The main rocks found in the park are limestone, sandstone, shale, and gypsum. The most important link that ties it all together is the water, the Green River on the surface and the groundwater in the cave. This multidisciplinary activity guide for Mammoth Cave National Park contains activities for students in grades K-3. All the activities in the guide provide detailed instructions for student implementation. The guide consists of three parts: (1) "Subject Chart"; (2) "Setting Chart"; and (3) "KERA Goals Chart." It also included ten activities: (1) "Park Puzzle"; (2) "Mammoth Cave Mobile"; (3) "Nature/Unnature Walk"; (4) "Shapes of the Season"; (5) "Tasty Trees"; (6) "Squirrels Need a Home or Bats Need a Cave"; (7) "A Place Protected"; (8) "Clay Caves"; (9) "Webbing the Wonders"; and (10) "Card Conclusion." (BT)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Geology, Heritage Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Primary Education, Primary Sources, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives
Mammoth Cave National Park, P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259. Tel: 270-758-2251; Fax: 270-773-2111; e-mail: MACA_Park_Information@nps.gov. For full text: http://www.nps.gov/maca/learnhome/curricula.htm/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky