Honoring Our National Parks

Honoring Our National Parks
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Fifth-graders at Meadowbrook Elementary School commemorated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by conducting research on the history of 25 U.S. parks.

For six weeks, the classes of Valerie Kasper, Emily Caroddo and Kara Riley researched the locations, wildlife and history of the parks including the Everglades, Zion, Grand Tetron and Arches during their computer class with the assistance of technology teacher Taylor Stoessel.

After compiling their information, the students spent an additional six weeks creating presentations using Microsoft Office Sway. The program allowed them to present their final projects to their classmates with interactive videos and high-definition photos.

The activity, which aligned with the fifth-graders’ social studies curriculum, taught them valuable skills in research and public speaking while providing an in-depth lesson in U.S. geography and history.