Research Paper | National Parks

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4th - 6th
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Teaching students how to write a research paper can be difficult. This FULL UNIT makes it easier for the teacher to teach students to write quality research papers about the National Parks. This resource will walk your students step-by-step through the writing process- from brainstorming ideas to publishing the final product.

In this product you will find a complete guide for writing research papers, including specific pages about the National Parks. From beginning research to the finished product, this guide is perfect for grades 4-6. Below you will find a list of what is included in the download:

  • Suggested Timeline
  • Teacher Tips
  • PowerPoint About 12 Parks
  • Park Selection Handout/Assignment Sheet
  • Packet Cover
  • Due Dates for Project
  • Unit Outcomes
  • Brainstorming Ideas Page
  • KWL Chart
  • Guiding Questions
  • How to Research
  • Taking Notes/Using Notecards
  • How to write an outline
  • Outline template (for a 3 or 5 body paragraph paper)
  • How to Draft Diagram
  • Opening/Closing Paragraphs
  • Rough Draft Writing Pages (for a 3 or 5 body paragraph paper)
  • Work Cited Guide
  • Rubric
  • Sample Essay
  • Both Color and B&W Options

National Parks included: Yellowstone, Glacier, Olympic, Arches, Denali, Hawaii Volcanoes, Zion, Wrangell-St. Elias, Acadia, Everglades, Great Smoky Mountains, Wind Cave (however, it can be adapted to any national park)


*Please note this research paper uses the same format as my best selling Research Paper. This version includes additional pages relating directly to researching the national parks.

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Total Pages
31 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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