• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

Curriculum Materials

Cape Lookout has several curriculum guides designed to allow teachers to bring the seashore to the classroom and the classroom to the seashore. Pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit activities for science and social studies lesions are available for download individually or as part of the whole guide.

Other curriculum materials have be designed to be used in conjunction with either a class visit to the park or a Ranger visit to the class. To schedule an on-site visit or a Ranger led school site program, contact the Education Specialist (252) 728-2250.

Other Materials:

  • Wild horses drinking from one of the fresh water ponds

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    Horse Story: Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks

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  • Activities include Field Study, Track Collecting, & Lighthouse History

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    Life on the Outer Banks: Fourth Grade Edition

    Explore these barrier islands as you uncover the history of the lighthouse and island wildlife. Explore »

  • Activities include Field Study, Track Collecting, & Lighthouse History

    Featured Materials

    Life on the Outer Banks: Fourth Grade Edition

    Explore these barrier islands as you uncover the history of the lighthouse and island wildlife. Explore »

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  • Fire Island National Seashore

    Beach Dynamics on Fire Island

    Beach Dynamics on Fire Island

    The Beach Dynamics lesson plans help your students understand how a barrier island functions. Activities are designed to enhance field trips to Fire Island National Seashore.

  • Assateague Island National Seashore

    Marsh Muckers

    Marsh Muckers

    Wetlands have a bad rap. Many people think marshes are worthless areas full of snakes, bugs, smells, and creapy crawlies. In reality, these places are critically important ecosystems and are some of the most productive regions in the world. During this 1-hour program, students explore the marsh, discover, catch and observe marsh animals and learn more about the many reasons salt marshes are valuable and worth protecting.

  • Fire Island National Seashore

    Considering Climate Change: Fire Island and Storms

    Considering Climate Change: Fire Island and Storms

    This lesson plan explores the impacts of Hurricane Sandy, the history-making 2012 storm, on the natural resources of Fire Island, and it challenges students to consider the effects of climate change that are likely to occur close to home. The lesson includes an inquiry-based lab, with pre-labs, activities, and homework designed to increase understanding of climate change.

  • Cape Lookout National Seashore

    Life on the Outer Banks: Sixth Grade Edition

    Life on the Outer Banks: Sixth Grade Edition

    From tiny mole crabs to giant whales, explore the wildlife of Cape Lookout National Seashore with first-hand research and interactive activities. And, learn how the people of the Outer Banks adapted to and used the wildlife in their environment.

  • Cape Lookout National Seashore

    Horse Story: Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks

    Horse Story: Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks

    This lesson will educate students (and their teachers) about the horses on Shackleford banks by taking them through the decisions that Cape Lookout National Seashore had to make about the horses. (These materials are still in the process of being developed.)

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving Station: Home to Unsung Heroes

    Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving Station: Home to Unsung Heroes

    Using Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving Station as an example, students will learn about the importance of the U.S. Life-Saving Service to shipping along North Carolina’s coast. They will also the close tie the U.S. Life-Saving Service had to Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Tooth or No Tooth? How to Eat Like a Whale

    Tooth or No Tooth? How to Eat Like a Whale

    This lesson is designed to teach students how to identify whales as marine mammals. The teacher will introduce the difference between baleen and toothed whales and increase the students understanding of the feeding method of baleen whales, and why Baleen whales are connected to Cape Hatteras National Seashore

  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    Beaches in Motion - Coastal Vulnerability

    This Earth Science lesson includes classroom materials, field trip activities and a post assessment activity. The classroom lessons include Powerpoints, readings and activities to increase understanding of coastal processes. The beach activities offer place –based learning to observe and measure conditions to evaluate the vulnerability of a beach to erosion. The post assessment activity requires students to use a model to demonstrate a beaches response to different climate change scenarios.

  • Cape Lookout National Seashore

    Waves, Surf, Currents, and Sand: The Equilibrium Defining the Barrier Islands

    Waves, Surf, Currents, and Sand:  The Equilibrium Defining the Barrier Islands

    We will focus on the power of the ocean and how it alters and reshapes this dynamic place. We will look at pictures of storm damage and discuss the issues associated with developing barrier islands. Students will participate in an activity that demonstrates the force of water in the movement of sand.

  • Cape Lookout National Seashore

    Cape Lookout Lighthouse: Academic Fee Wavier Materials

    Cape Lookout Lighthouse: Academic Fee Wavier Materials

    Through hands on activities and a fieldtrip to the national seashore, students will discover the history of the Cape Lookout lighthouse and of the people who dedicated their lives to protecting sailors from the dangers of the Lookout Shoals.

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