Writing Assignment: Glacier National Park
For this assignment, you will be a news reporter for a day. Your boss has asked you to prepare a travel feature on Glacier National Park in Montana. Your boss has also heard that some of the glaciers in the park are disappearing and wants you to investigate why.
Create a podcast or script for radio or a slideshow presentation for TV as your news feature. In your report, include the following:
• Why there are glaciers in Glacier National Park, about how many years ago they formed, and about how many of them there are.
• What glacial landforms are found in the park and how glaciers played a role in creating those landforms.
• Why glaciers in the park are disappearing and to what extent this is happening, as well as an explanation of how scientists can prove that the glaciers are disappearing.
• What are some recreational activities available at the park and why it is a favorite travel destination.
You may want to check out the U.S. Geological Survey’s site on the park, or the National Park Service’s information on glaciers in the park