My passion for national parks started when I visited Mammoth Cave National Park. This beautiful gem, nestled in the heart of Edmonson County, Kentucky, was established as a national park on July 1, 1941. It is also a World Heritage Site, a distinguished honor received in 1981, recognizing its international importance. Mammoth Cave, with over 400 miles of passageways, is the longest known cave system in the world. Visitors to Mammoth Cave can choose from numerous cave tours, as well as miles of overland hiking and biking trails.
I was honored to be a writer of the Simple Solutions Kentucky Studies book. It allowed me to delve into research on Mammoth Cave and explore the history of the cave that was unknown to me when I visited the park.
Discover more about the history of Mammoth Cave with this free lesson from our new Simple Solutions Kentucky Studies book. You’ll learn about the role Mammoth Cave played in the War of 1812 and Stephen Bishop, the slave considered one of the greatest explorers Mammoth Cave has ever known. To find similar lessons and activities, check out our newest product, Simple Solutions Kentucky Studies. It uses a proven strategy—distributed practice—to ensure that students master and retain important information about Kentucky.
There are many cave systems in state and national parks. If you need an idea for a place to vacation this summer or a quick getaway, check out the following links to some of the most amazing caves. You’re bound to find a national park or monument in just a few hours’ drive.
Looking for a stimulating lesson on the geology and formation of caves? Cave Curriculum has 14 detailed lessons on everything from demonstrating how caves form to becoming speleothem sleuths. This Squire Boone Caverns unit is written to prepare students for a visit to the caverns in Indiana but can be used even without actually making the trip.
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