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The National Park Service offers distance learning, field trips, and curriculum materials in addition to accredited professional development opportunities for teachers. Look here for opportunities to visit guest speakers, borrom nature kits, plan trips, and explore the American outdoors.
Lessons & Activities
Explore the outdoors with a digital camera! Part of an OurStory module entitled Discover and Protect Nature, this activity includes step-by-step directions, suggestions for familiarizing your child with the camera, and tips for what to look for during your trip. OurStory is designed to help child
Reference Materials, Primary Sources
This online exhibition features photographs taken along the trail, Shaffer’s diary from the 1948 hike, and maps he used. The exhibition also covers the conception and development of the Appalachian Trail and its larger cultural and environmental impact.
Earl Shaffer was the first pers
Artifacts, Primary Sources
In the 1950s, the station wagon became a staple of America's new suburban landscape and a ubiquitous extension of the suburban home. This car reveals how one family adopted a mobile, active lifestyle and how station wagons shaped family life.
Between the 1920s and 1940s, station wa