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  • cannon parts and casemate gin for raising cannons

    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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Physical Science, Science and Technology
    Keywords:
    simple machines, physical science, Civil War, Forts
  • Teacher working with students at cannon

    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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Mathematics, Military and Wartime History
    Keywords:
    math, cannons, artillery, Civil War
  • 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
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