Lesson 1 (from Introduction, Chapters 1-2, Hold Fast to Your Children: Death in Hot Water, 'These Animals Are Not Real': The Myth That Can Kill You!)
"Introduction, Chapters 1-2" describes Yellowstone National Park as a beautiful place that is full of fatal dangers. This lesson will discuss the purpose of this book and background information on the author, Lee H. Whittlesey.
Class Discussion: Summarize the introduction of this book.
Small Group Activity: What is the purpose of the introduction? How does it explain the purpose of this book? Do you believe this book is useful? Why or why not?
Class Discussion: Discuss the students' responses. Create a KWL chart listing what the students know about Yellowstone National Park and what they want to know about this park. As the students read the book, have them add what they learn about the park.
Individual Activity: Research the history of Yellowstone National Park. When was it first opened? Why was it created into a park? How popular is this park? How does it...
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