Idaho state parks - a beautiful place to play and stay!

There's so much to do outside! Get your kids engaged in the outdoors. Visit www.beoutsideidaho.org for a lengthy list of things to do!

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The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation created a teacher resource kit and student workbook to celebrate the centennial of Idaho state parks in 2008. The material is still fresh and available for free to teachers and home schoolers. You can download the entire workbook and resource guide, or download individual modules. Be sure to ask for the free, fun DVD and park resource guide that goes along with it.

Additionally, Thousand Springs State Park offers experiential learning that meets Idaho's State Teaching Standards in Geology, U.S. History, and Idaho History. Click here to download a brochure that discusses this program and others available in the area via a partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service.

Lesson 1: 100 Years of Idaho Parks. Introduction to parks history and expanded content relating to the DVD.
Lesson 2: State Park Origins. About Idaho's first state park and the young men who built it.
Lesson 3: Mapping Idaho. Using graph paper to plot Idaho's state parks on a map.
Lesson 4: State Park Weather. Learning how weather affects your visit.
Lesson 5: Water Safety. Learning about water safety and more about state parks.
Lesson 6: State Parks by Design. Leaning about the purpose of state parks and how they are managed.
Lesson 7: Travel Planning. Plan a trip to a state park learn about map legends.
Lesson 8: The Park Brochure. How would you design a brochure for a state park? What would you put in it?
Lesson 9: Historic Buildings. Learn that many historic buildings, including the oldest in Idaho, are in state parks. Art project: Your own Cataldo Mission.
Lesson 10: The State Parks Challenge. Match up questions and answers about the things you have studied.
Complete Resource Book (8 mb download)

 

There's so much to do outside! Get your kids engaged in the outdoors. Visit www.beoutsideidaho.org for a lengthy list of things to do!

Upcoming learning opportunities

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The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation created a teacher resource kit and student workbook to celebrate the centennial of Idaho state parks in 2008. The material is still fresh and available for free to teachers and home schoolers. You can download the entire workbook and resource guide, or download individual modules. Be sure to ask for the free, fun DVD and park resource guide that goes along with it.

Additionally, Thousand Springs State Park offers experiential learning that meets Idaho's State Teaching Standards in Geology, U.S. History, and Idaho History. Click here to download a brochure that discusses this program and others available in the area via a partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service.

Lesson 1: 100 Years of Idaho Parks. Introduction to parks history and expanded content relating to the DVD.
Lesson 2: State Park Origins. About Idaho's first state park and the young men who built it.
Lesson 3: Mapping Idaho. Using graph paper to plot Idaho's state parks on a map.
Lesson 4: State Park Weather. Learning how weather affects your visit.
Lesson 5: Water Safety. Learning about water safety and more about state parks.
Lesson 6: State Parks by Design. Leaning about the purpose of state parks and how they are managed.
Lesson 7: Travel Planning. Plan a trip to a state park learn about map legends.
Lesson 8: The Park Brochure. How would you design a brochure for a state park? What would you put in it?
Lesson 9: Historic Buildings. Learn that many historic buildings, including the oldest in Idaho, are in state parks. Art project: Your own Cataldo Mission.
Lesson 10: The State Parks Challenge. Match up questions and answers about the things you have studied.
Complete Resource Book (8 mb download)