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October 11, 2017 : Our Public Lands

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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Activities:

1. Cut out newspaper words that describe or are related to public lands. Use the words to create a public land image. For example, paste the words into the shape of a tree or mountain.

2. Select one of the public lands discussed in today’s Mini Page. Pretend you want to vacation there. Go through the newspaper and circle words and pictures of items you would take with you on that vacation.

3. In the newspaper, find a story or picture about an area in your community that could become a local public land. Explain why the location would be good for a space that everyone could share.

4. How are these important to public lands: (a) Yellowstone Park, (b) Theodore Roosevelt, (c) songbirds and (d) Central Park?

5. Use the newspaper, Internet or books to locate a local public land and a state public land. Write a paragraph about each: Name the public land, describe it, and discuss how it is a benefit to the public.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students understand the human and physical characteristics of places. (Geography: Places and Regions)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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