John Muir - Around the World in 76 Years
John Muir traveled around the world to compare and contrast natural
phenomena and to speak out about preserving ecosystems.
Places Important to John Muir
Create timelines of John Muir's life while playing a game based on John
John Muir Day Game
downloads Adobe Acrobat file
(on heavy card stock, if possible) for
every two or three students. Copy one set of
John Muir Geography Cards
for each student. You may also wish to provide the Study Guide World Image Map or display a standard world map.
Put one penny and two or three small pebbles in a ziplock bag
for each group.
Have scissors, construction paper, adding machine tape and gluesticks
Create a class list of ideas about where in the world students think John
Muir traveled and the different kinds of natural phenomena they think he
saw, such as landforms, plant life, and wildlife. Add to the list as
students' learning continues.
Distribute the Geography Cards for students to cut out.
Students play in groups of two or three.
Students in each group shuffle their Geography Cards
with the other players' cards to make one large stack on their board.
Spin or flip the penny to see who goes first (call heads or tails), then
spin or flip to move (heads=1, tails=2).
Follow the directions on each space.
Add to the class list of where Muir's travels led him.
Glue Geography Cards in sequence on construction paper
or adding machine tape to create a timeline.
Contact local conservation resource persons in your area to visit your
class as speakers and career models. Do a class project by joining in an
existing effort, such as restoring a stream, raising salmon, or protecting a
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