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  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Watermen pull an oyster dredge onto a boat

    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum developed a set of ten Explorations designed to introduce students to different topics related to oystering.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Career Studies, Commerce and Industry, Entrepreneurs, Maritime History, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Maryland state standards
  • An archaeologist excavating a borderware jug

    Historic Jamestown is a partnership between Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service.  In preparation for the 400th Anniversary of the voyages of Captain John Smith new interactive materials were created for use in the classroom or at home.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Ecology, History
    Keywords:
    Historic Jamestowne, Captain John Smith, archaeology
  • Captain John Smith's map of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay

    From the Library of Virginia: Virginia Memory

    The Age of Exploration ushered in the age of maps. Some maps became so important to travelers that many copies were made of them. These map copies were especially useful to the explorers and settlers of the New World. One such map was Captain John Smith's map of Virginia. Its importance and accuracy (for that time period) also made it one of the most copied maps.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Colonial History, Education, Geography, History, Landscapes
  • Independent and guided activities utilizing a cross-curricular approach to learning.  Activities can be modified to meet the needs of your group.  Includes guided primary source research, graphing, writing and literacy activites.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Military and Wartime History, U.S. First Ladies, U.S. Presidents, War of 1812
    Keywords:
    war of 1812, Bicentennial War of 1812, Star-Spangled Banner, Star-Spangled Banner Flag, trail, stewardship, Trail Stewards, Chesapeake Campaign, Chesapeake Bay
  • Holding a Chesapeake Bay blue crab

    The Chesapeake’s Best Crab Cakes: A Study in Geography, Social Studies, and Economics, focuses on the Chesapeake Bay blue crab and the relationship between the natural environment and the way people live and work in Talbot County, Maryland. The program teaches about the watermen who catch the crabs, the seafood pickers and packing house operators who process the crabs, and the cooks who prepare crab dishes in local restaurants. This study was created by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Economics, Geography, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Maryland state standards
  • Dolley Madison and the Portrait of George Washington

    The events leading up to the burning of the White House during the War of 1812 have been well chronicled. Among the most celebrated events of the war was the saving of George Washington’s portrait by Dolley Madison before the White House was torched. Thanks to a letter written by Mrs. Madison prior to her escape this event is recounted.  Recently, however, an expert concluded that perhaps the write the letter was written later - perhaps 20 years later. From the White House Historical Associati

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eleventh Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Art, Education, Historic Preservation, Military and Wartime History, U.S. First Ladies, War of 1812, Women's History
    Keywords:
    war of 1812, Star Fort, Star-Spangled Banner, Star-Spangled Banner Flag, first lady, Chesapeake Campaign, Chesapeake Bay, James Madision, Dolley Madison, Burning of the White House, George Washington portrait, Primary Source
  • Holding a Chesapeake Bay blue crab

    The Chesapeake’s Best Crab Cakes: A Study in Geography, Social Studies, and Economics, focuses on the Chesapeake Bay blue crab and the relationship between the natural environment and the way people live and work in Talbot County, Maryland. The program teaches about the watermen who catch the crabs, the seafood pickers and packing house operators who process the crabs, and the cooks who prepare crab dishes in local restaurants. This study was created by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Economics, Geography, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Maryland state standards
  • Watercolor of Indians Fishing, 1585‹1593.

    The Native peoples of the Chesapeake Bay region were among the first in the Western Hemisphere to encounter European explorers and colonists. Their stories, however, have usually been told by others. Their perspectives have been overlooked and ignored in exhibitions, the media, educational materials, and most histories of the region. This guide offers contemporary Native perspectives about the historical experiences of the Native Americans of the Chesapeake.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Colonial History, Education, History, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (High School)
    I. Culture.
    II. Time, Continuity, and Change.
    IX. Global connections
  • Defense of a Nation: Maryland's Role in the War of 1812 - A Teacher's Guide

    This guide serves as a single-source text and reference for conducting classroom history lessons on the War of 1812, and the role that Marylanders played. It is especially organized for teachers of pre- and post-secondary grade levels.Information provided in this guide will help make teaching this important history easy and accessible. The guide presents the major players in the war, its major battles, direct quotes from eyewitnesses, and information on additional resources.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Education, History, Maritime History, Military and Wartime History, Naval History, U.S. First Ladies, U.S. Presidents, War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    Historical Investigation, Use of Primary Source Documents, American History
    Keywords:
    war of 1812, Star-Spangled Banner, Star-Spangled Banner Flag, National Anthem, Francis Scott Key, Battle of Baltimore, baltimore, Chesapeake, Chesapeake Campaign, Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore National Heritage area, Fort McHenry
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