Lesson Plan

My Trip to Mt. Rainier National Park

This lesson teaches students about the National Park Service
Tracie A.
Technology coordinator
P.S. 63 Author's Academy
Bronx, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects Social Studies

* Students will learn about the history of the National Park Service (NPS)

* Students will use the internet to research Mt. Rainier National Park

* Students will journal their virtual activities at Mt. Rainier

Social Studies
Grades 4 – 5
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Day 1

Movie:  This Is America

Class will view this movie learning facts about several national parks.


2 Activity

Teacher will move around and assist students as needed.


Student Instructions

Day 2 – Day 4 

SW conduct a virtual camping trip to Mount Rainier National Park using the internet and Google expeditions.

SW create a journal consisting of 3 days of activities they did on their virtual visit.




  • Daily entries must be at least 1 typed page long. 
  • Describe in detail the things you saw and the things you did.
  • Explain how things get done. What procedures did you take?
  • You must include family members in your activities.
  • Entries start when you wake up and end when you go to bed in your tent.
  • Specifically name any group tours you take.
  • Include a 2 inch picture with each entry.


3 Share

Activity: Conversing

Teacher will have students pair and share their "experiences".  Teacher chooses a few students to share with the class.

Student Instructions

Students will share with each other then some will share with the class.