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  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Fort Scavenger Hunt for Grades 5-6

    Fort Scavenger Hunt for Grades 5-6

    In this teacher-led activity, the scavenger hunt functions as an interactive, self-guided fort tour for students. The student worksheet requires them to answer several questions as they visit various locations inside the fort.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Performance Standards/Common Core Social Studies SS5H1 English Language Arts ELACC5SL1, ELACC5SL1d, ELACC5RI1, ELA5RI3, ELACC6RI1, ELACC6RI3, ELACC6SL1
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Pre-Visit Word Search for Grades 7-8

    Pre-Visit Word Search for Grades 7-8

    This word search activity is designed to be used as a pre-visit activity before bringing your students to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Pre-visit Word Search for Grades 4-6

    Pre-visit Word Search for Grades 4-6

    This word search activity is designed to be used as a pre-visit activity before bringing your students to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Fort Scavenger Hunt for Grades 2-4

    Fort Scavenger Hunt for Grades 2-4

    This is a teacher-led activity to be done on site at the fort. The scavenger hunt functions as an interactive, self-guided fort tour for students. The student worksheet requires them to answer several questions as they visit various locations inside the fort.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Second Grade - Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Mathematics, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Performance Standards/Common Core Science S2CS2, S3CS2,S4CS4 Mathematics MCC2.OA.1, MCC2.NBT.5, MCC3.OA.1, MCC3.OA.3, MCC4.OA.2, MCC4.NBT.4, MCC4.NBT.5 English ELACC2RI1, ELACC2SL2, ELACC3RI1, ELACC3RI3, ELACC4RI1, ELACC4RI3,
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    The Other Side of Fort Pulaski: Walking Tour Outside the Fort

    The Other Side of Fort Pulaski: Walking Tour Outside the Fort

    This is a teacher-led activity to be done on site at the fort. The teacher will lead a walk around the outside of the fort to show students dramatic battle damage from the Civil War battle, including projectiles that are still lodged in the brick walls. It also highlights the salt marsh ecology on Cockspur Island, and shows how human influence has repeatedly changed the island’s environment over time.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Civil War, Conservation, Ecology, Engineering, Environment, Geography, History, Landscapes, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Performance Standards/Common Core Science S3L1, S5E1, S6E3 Social Studies SS4G2, SS5H1, SS8H6, SS8G1 English Language Arts ELACC3SL1, ELACC4SL1, ELACC5SL1, ELACC6SL1, ELACC7SL1, ELACC8SL1
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Cannons and Casemates: Self-guided Fort Tour

    Cannons and Casemates: Self-guided Fort Tour

    This is a teacher-guided activity to be done on-site at the fort. Students will learn about the fort's construction and history. Plentiful photographs and a fort map will assist teachers in leading this tour through the fort.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Performance Standards/Common Core Social Studies SS4H5, SS5H1, SS8H6, SS8E1, SS8E2 English Language Arts ELACC3SL1, ELACC4SL1, ELACC5SL1, ELACC6SL1, ELACC7SL1, ELACC8SL1
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Cannons by the Numbers

    Cannons by the Numbers

    In this teacher-led activity, students will stop at several locations in Fort Pulaski featuring cannons or equipment used with cannons. Students will learn about the weight, range and usage of cannons while solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Mathematics, Military and Wartime History
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Performance Standards/Common Core Mathematics MCC5.NBT.5, MCC5.NBT.6, MCC5.MD.1,MCC6.RP.1,MCC6.NS.2, MCC6.NS.3 Social Studies SS5H1 English Language Arts ELACC5RI1, ELACC5SL1, ELACC6RI1, ELACC6SL1
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Simple Machines for a Complex Job

    Simple Machines for a Complex Job

    This is a teacher-led activity to be done on site at the fort. Students will learn about the vital role played by simple machines to accomplish challenging tasks at Fort Pulaski. The moving and lifting of heavy cannons, the aiming and loading of the bulky weapons, and other “heavy lifting” was achieved with simple machines. The unsung heroes of Fort Pulaski were the lever, the pulley, the wheel, the screw and the inclined plane.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Physical Science, Science and Technology
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Performance Standards/Common Core Science S4P3, S8P3, S8CS5 Social Studies SS4H5, SS5H1, SS8H6, SS8E1, SS8E2 English Language Arts ELACC4SL1, ELACC5SL1, ELACC6SL1, ELACC7SL1, ELACC8SL1
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Pre-visit Graphic Organizer

    Pre-visit Graphic Organizer

    Students can complete the spider acitivty as a pre-visit activity prior to making a field trip to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Pre-visit Student Worksheet

    Pre-visit Student Worksheet

    This is a worksheet for students to do prior to their visit to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies