5-Day Writing Unit: U.S. National Parks
This 5 day informational writing project uses Google Arts and Culture’s virtual tours of 5 U.S. National Parks as an engaging research tool to help primary students get involved in research through the writing process.
• 5-day informational writing unit using Google Arts and Culture
• Includes 7 pages to guide students independently through the complete writing process
• Kid-friendly, highly engaging informational writing prompt to get your students practicing research
• Aligned to standard W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement.
Google Arts and Culture’s Virtual National Parks tours provides an engaging, interactive experience that allows users to virtually tour 5 U.S. National Parks through video footage and 3D imaging. This site provides an incredible opportunity that your students wouldn’t otherwise have to explore landforms, wildlife, and protected ecosystems in the United States. This cross-curricular writing project incorporates key 2nd grade science and social studies concepts of landforms and ecosystems, and provides an engaging and interesting prompt to develop informational writing skills!
Your students can choose to explore Hawai’i’s Volcanoes, Bryce Canyon in Utah, Dry Tortugas in Florida, Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, or Kenai Fjords in Alaska!
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