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  1. National Parks of the Western United States

  2. National Parks in the U.S. • National parks are areas set aside by our government for everyone to use. National parks are: • Natural areas unspoiled by people • Very scenic • Started in 1872. • Yellowstone was the first national park. • Now there are many national parks.

  3. A trip around the western U.S. Glacier Mt. Rainier Yellowstone Grand Teton Crater Lake Rocky Mountain Zion Bryce Canyon Yosemite Grand Canyon

  4. Rocky Mountain National Park

  5. Rocky Mountain National Park

  6. Elk during the rutting season

  7. The old bull elk is being challenged

  8. Bear Lake

  9. View from above timberline

  10. Bryce Canyon National Park

  11. Bryce Canyon

  12. Natural bridge

  13. Rock formations

  14. Zion National Park

  15. Zion Canyon

  16. Cars are not permitted in parts of Zion Canyon

  17. Virgin River and Sinawa Temple

  18. Grand Canyon National Park

  19. Grand Canyon National Park

  20. Trail to the Bottom of the Canyon

  21. Colorado River in the Grand Canyon

  22. North Rim of the Grand Canyon

  23. Yosemite National Park

  24. Yosemite Valley

  25. Half Dome in Yosemite

  26. Yosemite Falls

  27. El Capitan

  28. Giant Sequoia Tree

  29. Crater Lake National Park

  30. Crater Lake National Park

  31. Mt. Rainier National Park

  32. Mt. Rainier National Park

  33. Closer view of the summit

  34. Glacier National Park

  35. Glacier National Park

  36. MacDonald Canyon

  37. Mountain goat

  38. Marmot

  39. St. Mary Lake

  40. Many Glacier hotel

  41. Yellowstone National Park

  42. Old Faithful Geyser

  43. Buffalo in Yellowstone

  44. Closer view of a buffalo

  45. Grand Teton National Park

  46. Grand Teton National Park

  47. Northern end of the Teton range

  48. Class Activity Working together in groups of four: • List the ten U.S. national parks discussed in the talk. • Select one U.S. national park and write a paragraph about it. When done, select one person to read your answers.

  49. National Parks • Rocky Mountain • Bryce Canyon • Zion • Grand Canyon • Yosemite • Crater Lake • Mt. Rainier • Glacier • Yellowstone • Grand Teton