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Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz is home to one of the world's most infamous prisons. From the 1930s to 1960s, Alcatraz was the premier maximum security prison, housing inmates such as Al Capone and George Machine Gun Kelly. Before the prison was created, the island was home to American Indians. Today, it is one of San Francisco's most prominent tourist attractions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
07/15/2003
American Southwest
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presents a travel itinerary of 58 historic places across Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. It includes forts built to protect mail routes and settlers, missions and churches, prehistoric cliff dwellings, trading posts, petroglyphs (from the petrified forest), pit house villages, and Indian villages home to the Anasazi, Sinagua, Zuni, and other Native American tribes.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Provider Set:
National Register of Historic Places
Date Added:
02/25/2004
Archeology for Interpreters, A Guide to the Knowledge of the Resource
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Help students learn about archaeological methods and how archaeological interpretations are made. It is organized around questions that include: What is archeology? What do archaeologists do? How do archaeologists determine how old things are?

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Archaeology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Provider Set:
National Register of Historic Places
Date Added:
07/08/2003
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
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features Monroe Elementary, the school attended in 1950 by third grader Linda Brown. Because she was black, Brown was barred from attending a white school much closer to her home. The cases brought by father and others led to the Supreme Court's unanimous decision in 1954 that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
04/28/2004
Catch Up on Tomato Technology
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This lesson is a tool to demonstrate how various technological advances have changed the tomato and the tomato industry over the years. The technology includes both selective breeding and genetic engineering.

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
10/12/2015
Central Vermont: Explore History in the Heart of the Green Mountains
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explores Central Vermont's history using 43 historic places that recall past eras when numerous small villages grew slowly until the coming of the railroad, which resulted in a period of rapid growth for Vermont in the last half of the 19th century.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
04/06/2000
Coso Rock Art
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examines one of the most extensive and best-preserved concentrations of prehistoric rock art in the U.S. See photos and learn about the people who made these 250,000 drawings on rocks at China Lake, California, 1000 to 3000 years ago.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
07/14/2005
Early History of the California Coast
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is a travel itinerary that highlights 45 historic places that help tell the story of Spanish colonization of California. Learn about forts, churches, adobe houses, historic districts, and other places. Find out about the Presidio, which was established in 1769 as the base for Spain's colonization efforts and was the first permanent European settlement on the Pacific Coast.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
07/27/2007
Effigy Mounds National Monument Teacher's Guide
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This site provides more than 40 lesson ideas developed by teachers to help students learn about Eastern Woodland Native Americans who lived in the upper Mississippi River valley (southwestern Wisconsin and northeast Iowa) from about 500 BC to 1300 AD and who built effigies -- ceremonial burial mounds shaped to represent bears, eagles, falcons, bison, deer, turtles, lizards, and other creatures.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
03/21/2001
Fire Adaptations
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Using this lesson plan students will be more aware of how plants and animals adapt to wildland fire. They will: Discuss the adaptive strategies of plants and animals to survive fire. Observe plants and animals in your local area. Design a plant or animal that is adapted for fire survival.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Park Service
Provider Set:
NPS Fire and Aviation Management
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Florida Shipwrecks: 300 Years of Maritime History
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This is a travel itinerary featuring 13 historic shipwrecks in waters near Florida, a convergence point for maritime trade routes. Learn about the historical significance of these 13 shipwrecks. See photos and an essay on Florida maritime history.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Maritime Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
08/02/2007
Grant-Kohrs Ranch
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The Grant-Kohrs Ranch commemorates America's frontier cattle era. The ranch, located north of Yellowstone in Deer Lodge, Montana, is among the best surviving examples of an economic strategy based on the western cattle industry of the 1850s-1970s. A German immigrant, Conrad Kohrs, purchased the ranch in 1866 and began by supplying to mining camp butcher shops.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
07/10/2003
Hardin County, Iowa
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presents 26 historic places?barns, civic buildings, churches, railroad depots, schools, and libraries?that depict the history of this county, known as the Heart of the Heartland.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
07/10/2003
History & Culture
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offers educators Park Service resources that help teach about our nation's cultural heritage, and which look at how the NPS is protecting and preserving them. Subjects include archaeology, historic buildings and structures, mapping, military history, and national historic landmarks. The resources may be in the form of learning programs, case studies, lesson plans, teachers' handbooks, and more.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Archaeology
Material Type:
Case Study
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
12/01/2004
Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Travel through Virginia's Piedmont
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visits 65 historic places along 75 miles of Route 15 in Virginia's Piedmont. Stops include homes of Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe; sites of some of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War; and other places that evoke the soldiers, statesmen, farmers, and slaves who fought, toiled, and governed there.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
03/16/2001
Kingston, New York: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
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explores Kingston's over 300 years of history using 24 historic places that recall past eras when settlers and Native Americans warily shared its plains, proud Revolutionaries and angry British armies walked its narrow streets and when coal, limestone and even patent medicines flowed along its canals. The Dutch established Kingston 1652 and it became an active participant in the American Revolution and a major river-port during New York's 19th-century canal and steamboat era.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
08/07/2000