National Parks


National Parks Road Trip


5th Grade Library Skills project:
Imagine that you and your group members are planning a road trip to visit a national park. Research the following information and be sure to list your sources of information.

Helpful links:

Britannica Online Middle School Edition
Required source. Type in the name of your national park to find an article and photos.

National Park Service (government agency that runs the parks)
http://www.nps.gov/index.htm
Excellent information about each national park, including detailed hiking guides, etc.

List of National Parks in the U.S.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_the_United_States
Nice chart with basic info.

National Geographic -- National Parks
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/

USA National Parks Map
http://www.mapsofworld.com/usa/national-parks/

Fodor's National Parks Travel Guide
http://www.fodors.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/

10 National Parks to see before you die
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/national-parks-47111101
Nice slideshow with photos and concise facts (Roosevelt, Muir, etc.)

National Park Service Web Rangers
http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/
Online Jr. Ranger program for kids. Ask your parents if it's OK. You will have to create an account and can complete activities to learn a Web Ranger badge.