Lesson Plans

Free Lesson Plans From the Grassroots Network of EcoSeekers Educators!

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(U.S. grades 3-8/ Ages 7-14/ Lexile information included)

click here for free map of 1872 Hayden Expedition (endpaper Book 2 Hardcover edition)

Below are lesson plans and curricula created by teachers revolving around

Free download of curriculum created by 4th grade teacher, Amy Alloy – New Haven, CT (book 1)


Press Release of Unity Charter School LAND OF CURIOSITIES Book 2 Author Event – Morristown, NJ (book 2)

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EcoScene Teacher Review: “what a treasure this book is!”  (book 2)

“The Association of National Park Rangers encourages parents, teachers, and others to use this book [The Land of Curiosities: Lost in Yellowstone, 1872-1873] to foster a preservation ethic in the most important generation — the next generation.”

-Scot McElveen President, Association of National Park Rangers

“The future of conservation lies in the next generation being excited, curious, and enticed by the wonders of nature and the majesty of our national treasures. The Land of Curiosities™ is a series of books that captures the thrill of good literature as a vehicle for that enticement, excitement, and curiosity of our national treasures by the next generation.”

– Brian A. Day Executive Director, North American Association for Environmental Education

“A captivating adventure story that inspires a sense of wonder.”

-Richard Louv, Author, Last Child in the Woods


“The Land of Curiosities™ is a creative introduction to both the history and ecology of Yellowstone Park. The book would be an excellent focal point for a classroom project or experience. It provides ample opportunities to entice students into further study.”

-Nate McClennen Head of School, Journeys School of Teton Science Schools