Lesson Plan

Life on the Outer Banks: Fourth Grade Edition

Activities include Field Study, Track Collecting, & Lighthouse History

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Subject:
Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Colonial History, Commerce and Industry, Ecology, Maritime History, Social Studies, Wildlife Biology
Setting:
in the park

Overview

Uncover the history of the the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and view the island from the eyes of a keeper. Or, take a hands-on look into the flora and fauna that have learned to survive in this harsh environment.

Procedure

Pre-Site Visit Activities

Barrier Island Flora and Fauna Lesson
Introduction to Barrier Islands
Plants and Animals of Shackleford Banks
Activity: Life History Research (library / computer lab)

Cape Lookout Lighthouse Lesson
Lighthouse History
Activity: Math Worksheet
Activity: Changes with Technology

On-Site Visit Activities

Barrier Island Flora and Fauna Lesson
Activity: Field Study
Activity: Tracking Wildlife

Cape Lookout Lighthouse Lesson
Activity: Lighthouse Experiences

Post-Site Visit Activities

Barrier Island Flora and Fauna Lesson
Activity: Animals and their Environments Photo Journal Presentation



Additional Resources

Classes planning on including a lighthouse climb educational activity are encouraged to apply for an Academic Fee Waiver for students' tickets.  Learn more on the Academic Fee Waiver webpage.