003 - Yosemite National Park

Debatable Question

Can we ever know enough about the places and the systems that create them to make good decisions?

Key Terminology

  • Natural (physical) landscape
  • National Park
  • Process

Define the words above using the useful links below:

Useful Links

Installing Apps for the Lesson

Google Street View

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Google Cardboard

Activity One - Describe

  1. Describe the location (where) Yosemite National Park is. Think country, then state and location using directions within the State.


Yosemite National Park is located in -------------- (country). It is in the State of ------------- (State). Specifically in the ----------------- (compass directions) of ------------- (State).

2. Write a phrase to remember which way around the compass points go. Then draw out the compass points below.

Taken From: https://www.mycyberwall.co.za/get-smart/geography/grade-4/points-compass

3. Mind map what Yosemite looks like. Describe the natural/physical landscape think about size, colour, shapes.

        • We will watch the youtube clip as a group to help you answer the question.
        • You can use either the image below or your google street view app
            • Search Glacier Point Yosemite > Explore and choose a good view.
            • Search Yosemite Valley > Featured > Yosemite > The Base of El Capitan

View from Glacier Point

Climbing El Capitan

4. Why do you think Yosemite became a National Park?

5. What types of things can people do at Yosemite National Park?

6. Why do you think we should protect a landscape like Yosemite?