⁣Lesson Plan: Researching and Presenting "Zion National Park: Things to Know Before You Go With Kids"

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⁣Lesson Plan: Researching and Presenting "Zion National Park: Things to Know Before You Go With Kids"

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: English Language Arts / Research Skills

Duration: 90 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-12.7: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-12.8: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

- Students will research and gather information about Zion National Park, focusing on important aspects to consider when visiting with kids.
- Students will synthesize information from multiple sources to create a comprehensive list of "Things to Know Before You Go With Kids" to Zion National Park.
- Students will practice presenting their findings in an organized and engaging manner.

- Computers or tablets with internet access
- Research materials (books, articles, websites) about Zion National Park
- Presentation software or tools (e.g., PowerPoint, Google Slides)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of research and gathering information before visiting a new place.
- Introduce Zion National Park as a popular destination and explain the focus of the research project: "Things to Know Before You Go With Kids."

2. Research and Note-Taking (30 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups or pairs.
- Instruct students to use computers or tablets to research Zion National Park, focusing on aspects such as kid-friendly trails, safety precautions, amenities, visitor centers, and accommodations.
- Provide a list of reputable sources (books, articles, websites) for students to utilize.
- Encourage students to take thorough notes, citing their sources for future reference.

3. Synthesizing the Information (30 minutes):
- In their groups or pairs, instruct students to collaborate and synthesize the information they gathered.
- Guide students in creating a comprehensive list of "Things to Know Before You Go With Kids" to Zion National Park.
- Encourage students to organize the information in a logical and coherent manner.

4. Presentation Preparation (15 minutes):
- Instruct each group or pair to create a visually appealing and informative presentation using presentation software or tools (e.g., PowerPoint, Google Slides).
- Remind students to include relevant images, key points, and proper citations for the information they present.

5. Presentations and Reflection (15 minutes):
- Each group or pair presents their findings to the class, focusing on the important aspects to consider when visiting Zion National Park with kids.
- Encourage students to engage the audience with clear and confident delivery.
- After each presentation, allow time for questions and discussion.
- Conclude the lesson by reflecting on the research process and the value of gathering information before visiting a new place.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

? ZION NATIONAL PARK? 1 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767? https://www.nps.gov/zion☎️ 435-772-3256⏰ Hours vary by season. Pls check their website for current hours. ? Check out our LinkTree on our profile for a full length video and our review of our trip.? Check the weather before you go. The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended. ? $35/vehicle. Valid for 7 consecutive days.?? Shoulder carrier from @minimeis ? ??Kids’ shoes from @minimeis . Our Narrows Dry Pant Package Rental includes pants, socks, canyon shoes and hiking sticks are from @zionadventurecompany ($49/pp). They do have different packages for each season. ☀️ Bring sunblock, hat and sunglasses.? Flushable toilets available at most stops, be sure to check out the stuttle map for the exact ones. ? Portable hand wash from @suds2go .? Pack a meal, water and lots of snacks.⛺️? We camped at Watchman Campground and South Campground. ? We stayed a week in and around Zion this spring with our girls. Hiked, Camped a drove the beautiful park. I put a good amount of time into this week's video so be sure to get all the details out of the video on youtube. We plan to post a few more specific reels of the park throughout the week as well,? Pls pack in, pack out and leave no trace. ❤️ Follow us @thecaliforeigners#zionnationalparkChapters0:00 Zion National Park With Kids Intro0:14 Parking Tips0:39 Zion Park Shuttle1:00 Riverside Walk1:22 Narrows with Kids2:28 Lower Emerald Pool2:53 Camping in Zion3:27 Narrow Equipment Rentals 4:07 East Zion With A Car4:40 Lower Pine Creek Waterfall5:10 Great Spots Around Zion To VisitSee you next Tuesday with another video around California Social Links = Check out our Blog http://califoreigners.com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/thecaliforeignersProducts We Use On Our Adventures With Our Kids: Lip Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3ieM58m Face Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3PwpV0d or https://amzn.to/3G9l80n live tinted Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3GSa3AZ Insect Repellent ~ https://amzn.to/3yQyKfn or https://amzn.to/3LKs8C3 Bug Bite Suction ~ https://amzn.to/3kcW0gp (works if used immediately)Bug Bite Relief Ointment ~ https://amzn.to/2UMKhdSFirst Aid Spray ~ https://amzn.to/3yVM5zXBandages ~ https://amzn.to/3AXPBLYTweezer ~ https://amzn.to/3kLiS6H Pain reliever medication ~ https://amzn.to/3uftZYq Antihistamine medication ~ https://amzn.to/3uizztlWater Wipes ~ https://amzn.to/2UvPVk9Portable Hand Wash ~ https://amzn.to/3G9h5Bs or https://amzn.to/3wzsasn Water Bottle ~ https://amzn.to/3Gea9TD Lunch Container ~ https://amzn.to/2XZ3ISK Snack Container ~ https://amzn.to/3AM2rMJ Cooler Bag ~ https://amzn.to/3uhKvr0 Ice Packs ~ https://amzn.to/3m1kFDX Umbrella ~ https://amzn.to/3B0yHwpBackpack ~ Minimeis Packing Cubes For Extra Clothes ~ https://amzn.to/39HurW1Baby Carrier ~ https://amzn.to/2ITumECShoulder Carrier ~ Minimeis Stroller ~ https://amzn.to/39CVkh4 Disposable Urinal Bag ~ https://amzn.to/3G3z2kPPortable Toilet ~ https://amzn.to/3sQde6P Compostable Toilet Bags ~ https://amzn.to/3B39CknUrine absorption pellets ~ https://www.tractorsupply.com/....tsc/product/tractor- Camera ~ https://amzn.to/3meJCuALens ~ https://amzn.to/2J7uxg9We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.- - - - -Music by: LesFMSong: HappinessSong: Good MorningSong: Dance House(Patreon)- - - - -

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