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    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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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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    Cape Lookout National Seashore: Preservation vs. Utilization

    Cape Lookout National Seashore: Preservation vs. Utilization

    We will work together to introduce the terms Preservation Conservationist and Utilitarian Conservationist and reasoning behind each in preparation for a classroom debate of the two sides. Opportunities will be presented to the students for questioning, answering, and researching over the next two visits. The final visit will result in the debate.

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    Conflict on the Coast and Lighthouse Technology

    Conflict on the Coast and Lighthouse Technology

    Students will look at lighthouse concepts, the need for lighthouses on the NC coast, and interactively look at the “Lighthouse Technology Timeline”. Students will engage in an activity that will examine the role of NC coastal lighthouses during the Civil War and World War II.

  • Cape Lookout National Seashore

    Conflict on the Coast and Lighthouse Technology

    Conflict on the Coast and Lighthouse Technology

    Students will look at lighthouse concepts, the need for lighthouses on the NC coast, and interactively look at the “Lighthouse Technology Timeline”. Students will engage in an activity that will examine the role of NC coastal lighthouses during the Civil War and World War II.

  • Cape Lookout National Seashore

    Cape Lookout National Seashore: Preservation vs. Utilization

    Cape Lookout National Seashore: Preservation vs. Utilization

    We will work together to introduce the terms Preservation Conservationist and Utilitarian Conservationist and reasoning behind each in preparation for a classroom debate of the two sides. Opportunities will be presented to the students for questioning, answering, and researching over the next two visits. The final visit will result in the debate.

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    The Sands of Time: Cape Lookout’s Black and Tan Sands

    The Sands of Time:  Cape Lookout’s Black and Tan Sands

    Students will be engaged with a hands-on examination of sand samples and will be comparing and contrasting the size, weight, color, and texture of the sand grains. We will discuss the origins of these sands and the geological processes that occurred to bring them to Cape Lookout. Students will attempt to create a miniature beach using sand and water.

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    Life and Times of the Lighthouse Keeper

    Life and Times of the Lighthouse Keeper

    Students will put themselves in the shoes of Lighthouse Keepers and Life-Saving Surfmen as they learn about the lives of these coastal heroes.

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    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.

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    Castles in the Sand

    Students will learn about the cohesive force of water tension and the adhesive force of capillary action.

Did You Know?

Machine Gun Nest

During World War II, two 6 inch guns were mounted along the beach and two machine gun nests were built off the main road in the Cape Lookout Village Historic District. Cape Lookout National Seashore