Lesson Plan

Life and Times of the Lighthouse Keeper

Cape Lookout Light Station circa 1913

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Grade Level:
Second Grade
Subject:
Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Career Studies, Civil War, Colonial History, Commerce and Industry, Community, Engineering, Family Life, Geography, Geology, Government, History, Maritime History, Science and Technology, Women's History
Duration:
60 minutes for each session
Group Size:
Up to 24 (4-8 breakout groups)
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
2.G.1.1, 2.G.1.2, 2.G.2.1, 2.G.2.2, 2.C&G.2.1, and 2.C&G.2.2

Overview

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

Objective(s)

The learner will be able to:

• Identify some of the duties and daily ac tivities of lighthouse keepers.
• Understand the difference between wants and needs in relation to survival on the coast.
• Understand some of the rules for keeping a lighthouse working and the consequences for breaking those rules both for the keeper and for sailors.

Procedure