⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Camping at Channel Islands National Park

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⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Camping at Channel Islands National Park

Grade Level: 6-8

Subject: Science / Geography

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Objectives:
- Students will learn about camping opportunities at Channel Islands National Park and the unique features of the park.
- Students will analyze informational texts to gather details about camping experiences at the park.
- Students will create an informative brochure or poster to convey important information about camping at Channel Islands National Park.

Materials:
- Pictures or videos showcasing Channel Islands National Park and its camping facilities
- Informational texts or websites about camping at the park
- Writing materials (paper, pens/pencils) or computers for creating brochures or posters

Procedure:

1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of national parks and the benefits of camping in nature.
- Introduce Channel Islands National Park as a unique and diverse destination for camping.

2. Reading and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Show pictures or videos of Channel Islands National Park and its camping facilities to the students.
- Provide informational texts or direct students to websites about camping at the park.
- Engage students in a discussion by asking questions such as: What can you do while camping at Channel Islands National Park? What are the unique features of the park? Why is it important to protect and preserve national parks?

3. Analyzing Informational Texts (20 minutes):
- Assign students informational texts about camping at Channel Islands National Park.
- Instruct students to read and analyze the texts, citing evidence to support their understanding of camping experiences, safety precautions, and park regulations.
- Encourage students to take notes and highlight important details they encounter.

4. Creating an Informative Brochure or Poster (15 minutes):
- Explain to students that they will be creating an informative brochure or poster to convey important information about camping at Channel Islands National Park.
- Provide guidelines and templates for the brochures or posters, including sections such as camping facilities, activities, safety tips, and regulations.
- Instruct students to organize and present the information in a clear and engaging manner.

5. Sharing and Discussion (10 minutes):
- Allocate time for students to share their brochures or posters with the class.
- Encourage students to explain their design choices and highlight the key information they included.
- Facilitate a class discussion about the camping experiences and features of Channel Islands National Park, based on the information presented in the brochures or posters.

6. Class Reflection and Wrap-up (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a reflection discussion by asking students to reflect on the importance of national parks and the benefits of camping in nature.
- Discuss the role of informative materials, such as brochures or posters, in providing knowledge and promoting responsible outdoor experiences.
- Wrap up the lesson by emphasizing the value of preserving and protecting natural areas like Channel Islands National Park for future generations.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.2

? CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK? Address: 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001? Website: https://www.nps.gov/chis/plany....ourvisit/basicinfo.h ☎️ Phone: 805-658-5730⏰ Hours: Park open 24 hours. Visitor Center Mon-Sun 8am-5:30pm ? Price: $45-63 round trip day passenger boat fare. $61-84 round trip camper transport boat fare. $15-40/night for Scorpion Ranch Campground.⏱ Time spent: Stayed over for one night. ?? Restrooms: Immaculate vaulted toilets. @suds2go portable hand wash.Shower: No?? Clothing: Check the weather before you go. The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended. ? Recommend closed toe shoes?What we packed: @larocheposayusa sunblock, @okeeffescompany lip sunscreen, @suds2go cap, @mtnhouse food meals, @jetboil , and drinking water? Pet allowed: No? What we observed: @islandpackers for boat transportation. @islandkayaking for kayak & snorkel tours. No food service on the island. All visitors must bring their own food and water. No cellular reception. ?⛺️ Where we stayed: Scorpion Ranch Campground? Booking/reservations: Book campsite on www.recreation.gov .Reservations can be made 6 months to the day in advance of the arrival date (rolling window). Each new date opens at 8am PST. ? Pls pack in, pack out and leave no trace. ❤️ Follow us on Instagram @thecaliforeignersSee you next Tuesday with another video around California Social Links = Check out our Blog http://califoreigners.com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/thecaliforeigners- - - - -Music by: LesFMSong: The Weekend(Patreon)- - - - -

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