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Classic Journeys: America's National Parks

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Classic Journeys: America's National Parks

<p>We embark on a 5000 mile journey through the American West, a region unique with plant and animal life, geographic wonders, human history and settlements. We visit fifteen national and state parks

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We embark on a 5000 mile journey through the American West, a region unique with plant and animal life, geographic wonders, human history and settlements. We visit fifteen national and state parks which protect and honour the landscape, and learn about some of the fascinating indigenous and European discoveries.


SUGGESTED READING

  • The Story of America - Allen Weinstein & David Rubel, 2002.
  • Yosemite National Park – Jeffrey P. Schaffer, Wilderness Press, 1997.
  • Yellowstone & Grand Teton N.Ps – Bradley Mayhew & Carolyn McCarthy, Lonely Planet


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The US National Parks.
  • Brief background history.
  • Accommodation in the parks.
  • Park highlights.
  • Bodie and Columbia gold rush towns.
  • Grand Canyon and Old Faithful.
  • Planning your own visits to America’s National Parks.

SESSION 1: DENVER TO YELLOWSTONE

  • Early American history
  • Grand Tetons N.P.
  • Yellowstone N.P.
  • Chico Hot Springs

SESSION 2: MONTANA TO MESA VERDE

  • Flathead Lake, Montana
  • Glacier National Park
  • Arches N.P, Utah
  • Dead Horse point S.P.
  • Canyonlands N.P.
  • Mesa Verde N.P. Colorado

SESSION 3: MONUMENT VALLEY TO LAS VEGAS

  • Monument Valley, Utah
  • Tuba City, Arizona
  • Grand Canyon N.P.
  • Hoover Dam, Arizona
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

SESSION 4: CALIFORNIA’S NATIONAL PARKS

  • Death Valley
  • Bodie Historical Park
  • Yosemite N.P.
  • Columbia State Historic Park
  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park
  • Kings Canyon / Sequoia N.P.
  • Los Angeles


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of the importance of the American National Park system, and be confident of planning a journey to visit the American West and her parks.