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John Muir Exhibit:
Educational Resources

For Students

For Teachers and Youth Group Leaders

NEW! Through the Eyes of John Muir:: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Looking at our World by Janice Kelley
This curriculum, aligned to both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, can be applied in and outside the classroom for students to learn how to see through the eyes of John Muir - as environmental stewards, scientists, historians and advocates. Each lesson is presented within the context of John Muir's own actions. These Standards apply to grades 3 and 4. Most activities are applicable to or can be modified to meet the needs of older students.

More Teacher Resources:
Using John Muir to Promote Environmental Awareness by Barbara Mossberg
Celebrating John Muir Day - Ideas and Resources
Lesson Plans for Teachers
Science Lesson Plans (K-12) - Earth Science, Life Science, and Investigation and Experimentation
John Muir Study Guide (K-12) - History/Social Studies. Based on California history and social studies Framework and standards including such concepts as People Who Make A Difference, A Changing State, Growth and Conflict, and Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century.

Primary Sources for John Muir's writings - Browse or Search online - This guide provides Finding Aids for the University of the Pacific Holt-Atherton Library Special Collections and finding primary sources of John Muir's writings.
Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers (1777-1963) - U.S. Library of Congress. Use their search engine to discover hundreds of historical articles about John Muir.
California Academic Content Standards for John Muir Lesson Plans

More John Muir - Related Education Programs (Off-site)

Related Resources on the Internet - a lengthy list of off-site links about John Muir, other Literary Naturalists, nature writing, environmental history, wilderness, etc.

John Muir Conferences - Several universities and other organizations have sponsored conferences about John Muir and his legacy today. While the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California has been the major institution offering these symposia, others like the University of California, the National Park Service, the U.S. Mint, the U.S. Postal Service, and others have offered conferences and specialevents focused on Muir as well.

Alaska Harriman Expedition Retraced - For Educators and Students Page
John Muir Papers - University of the Pacific
John Muir Geotourism Center - Based in Coulterville, California, exploring, learning, sharing, and preserving the natural environment for mental, spiritual and physical development, as exemplified in John Muir's life.
John Muir Highway - The John Muir Highway project was established to honor the legendary naturalist John Muir in Coulterville, CA, and developing visitor sites along the Highway 132 route of Muir's 1868 walk to Yosemite from San Francisco.
John Muir Mountain Day Camp - John Muir Mountain Day Camp is a unique experience for children ages 7 to 12 that instills an appreciation for nature, and for the life and legacy of John Muir. The Camp is based at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez. California.

Historical John Muir Educational Programs

John Muir Essay and Poster Contest in Napa, California
Yosemite School Goes to Scotland - Trip report with pictures


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