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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.
John Muir, Father of Our National Parks - tri-fold brochure (PDF)

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.
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.
Sierra Club Environmental Education
Words for Wilderness
Alaska Harriman Expedition Retraced - For Educators and Students Page
Thank You, John Muir Year Poster Contest - sponsored by the John Muir Memorial Association
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 visitors’ sites along the Highway 132 route of Muir’s 1868 walk to Yosemite from San Francisco.
Synergia Learning Ventures - Hetch Hetchy Project
Should Hetch Hetchy be Dammed? - Library of Congress Lesson Plan
Designing the Wilderness: The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (Grade 9-12 Lesson Plan from Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms, sponsored by the Newberry Library
Should Roosevelt and Wilson Stop Damming Hetch Hetchy? You decide! A "Biography of America" video series web feature
John Muir Mountain Day Camp - A summer day camp for kids 7-12
John Muir Essay and Poster Contest in Napa, California
Yosemite School Goes to Scotland - Trip report with pictures


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