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VY_32_INOVACE_3A18 Gymnázium a Střední odborná škola, Lužická 423, 551 23 Jaroměř Mgr. Dundálková Věra National parks in the USA.

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1 VY_32_INOVACE_3A18 Gymnázium a Střední odborná škola, Lužická 423, Jaroměř Mgr. Dundálková Věra National parks in the USA

2 58 protected areas known as national parks operated by the National Park Service established by an act of the US Congress 14 national parks are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites most parks per state: – Alaska 8, California 8, Utah 5 and Colorado 4 most visited Great Smoky Mountains (over 9 million per year), Grand Canyon (over 4 million)

3 Map of the National Parks Yellowstone Death Valley Yosemite Sequoia Rocky Mountain Wrangell–St. Elias Grand Canyon Great Smoky Mountains

4 Yellowstone National Park location: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho the first national park, established in 1872 known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser BasinBeehive Geyser Erupting

5 Yellowstone National Park Bison near a hot spring Upper Terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs Lower Yellowstone Falls

6 Yosemite National Park location: California elevation range from 648 m to 3997 m spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, glaciers Yosemite valley Vernal Fall

7 Yosemite National Park View from Glacier point

8 Sequoia National Park location: California giant sequoia trees, mountains, caves Giant Forest – contains five out of the ten largest trees in the world General Sherman tree – one of the largest trees on Earth – height 83.8 m – circumference at ground 31.3 m – diameter of largest branch 2.1 m – estimated mass (wet) 1,910 t General Sherman Tree

9 Sequoia National Park Crystal Cave Hamilton Lake and the Valhalla cliffs Tunnel Log

10 Great Smoky Mountains National Park location: North Carolina, Tennessee the most visited national park – over 9 million visitors per year Cades Cove Panorama

11 Great Smoky Mountains National Park Alum Cave Bluffs Trail Clingman's Dome Observation Tower

12 Rocky Mountain National Park location: Colorado it features majestic mountain views and a variety of wildlife Bierstadt Lake and mountains

13 Rocky Mountain National Park Glacier Gorge viewed from Bear Lake Peaks above Dream Lake

14 Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve location: Alaska the largest national park icefields, glaciers, rivers, an active volcano Mount Jarvis, 4091 m Mount Saint Elias, 5489 m, second highest mountain in Canada and the USA

15 Death Valley National Park location: California and Nevada hottest and driest of the national parks in the US lowest point is in Badwater Basin – 86 m below sea level Devil's Golf CourseMesquite Sand Dunes

16 Death Valley National Park Racetrack Playa with a rock pushed by the wind Death Valley Desert

17 Grand Canyon National Park location: Arizona the canyon of the Colorado River is mile deep – average distance across the canyon is 10 miles/16 km South Rim and North Rim visitor centers Grand Canyon: Vishnu Temple and Wotans Throne

18 Grand Canyon National Park View from Mather Point

19 Grand Canyon National Park View from Navajo Point Nankoweap Creek, North Rim North part of the Grand Canyon

20 Map of the National Parks Yellowstone Death Valley Yosemite Sequoia Rocky Mountain Wrangell–St. Elias Grand Canyon Great Smoky Mountains

21 Identify National Parks

22 Youtube Videos Top 10 Romantic US National Parks (2:23) Thermal Features in Yellowstone National Park (6:45) Amazing Flight Over The Grand Canyon (6:11) Grand Canyon Skywalk (2:12) Tunnel Log at Sequoia National Park (0:28) Death Valley National Park (5:49)

23 Resources Images Links All images are licensed under the Creative Commons license or released in public domain _Park_and_Preserve _Glacier_Gorge_from_Bear_Lake.JPG

24 Gymnázium a Střední odborná škola, Lužická 423, Jaroměř Projekt:Škola v digitálním světě aneb Uchop svoji šanci Registrační číslo:CZ.1.07/1.5.00/ Číslo DUM: VY_32_INOVACE_3A18 Jméno autora: Mgr. Dundálková Věra Název práce: National parks in the USA Předmět: Anglický jazyk Ročník: 2. – 4. Časová dotace: 25 – 30 min. Vzdělávací cíl:Seznámit s významnými národními parky v USA Pomůcky: AV board Poznámka: Je možno pokračovat v dalších aktivitách – sledování doplňujících videí na Youtube Inovace:využití AV board, projektoru Datum vytvoření:


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