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.

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  • Sea Turtle Nest Closure and Beach Driving

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Government, Historic Preservation, Landscapes, Public Policy, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Wildlife Management
  • Activities include Field Study, Whales of NC, & Whaling History

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Commerce and Industry, Ecology, Environment, Marine Biology, Maritime History, Oceans, Social Studies, Wildlife Biology
  • A park ranger describes the formation and evolution of the breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island.

    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.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Plants, Climate Change, Earth Science
    Keywords:
    climate change, shoreline dynamics, Hurricane Sandy
  • Students will learn about the cohesive force of water tension and the adhesive force of capillary action.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Adult Education (general)
    Subjects:
    Chemistry, Hydrology, Physical Science
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