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  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    Whales and the World

    Whales and the World

    Whales and the World is a curriculum-based education program presented in partnership between New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, and the Buzzard’s Bay Coalition. The program is offered to students in grades 6 through high school and consists of three 45 minute components and may be done in any order.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate Change, Conservation, History, Maritime History, Social Studies
  • Women's Rights National Historical Park

    Teaching with Historic Places: “Journey from Slavery to Statesman”: The Homes of Frederick Douglass

    Teaching with Historic Places: “Journey from Slavery to Statesman”: The Homes of Frederick Douglass

    Using Douglass’s own words, maps, and other primary sources, students will learn about the life of this great American hero. From the Eastern shore of Maryland as a slave, to New Bedford, Massachusetts as a freedom seeker, to Washington D.C. as an author, journalist, lecturer, and statesman.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Civil Rights Movement, Civil War, History, Reconstruction, Slavery, Women's History
  • Women's Rights National Historical Park

    Teaching with Historic Places: The M’Clintock House; A Home to the Women’s Rights Movement

    Teaching with Historic Places:  The M’Clintock House;  A Home to the Women’s Rights Movement

    This lesson plan will explore how the Quakers were interested in antislavery and women’s rights, and how the M’Clintock family lent their support to the Seneca Falls convention by providing experience in the planning and preparation for hosting conventions.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Constitutional Amendments, Constitutional Law, Education, Family Life, History, Law, Religion, Slavery, Women's History
  • Natchez Trace Parkway

    Cop a Gig for the Trace

    Cop a Gig for the Trace

    This lesson plan inspires community service projects associated with the Natchez Trace Parkway and National Scenic Trails. It raises awareness of the national parkway that runs through Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. National Parks have limited avenues to raise awareness and teach people about their national treasures. Students will produce community service media projects about some aspect of the Natchez Trace Parkway and its National Scenic Trail. This is a highly variable lesson plan.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    First Grade - Graduate Level (Masters, PhD)
    Subjects:
    Art, Community, Language Arts, Leadership, Museum Studies, Service Learning
    National/State Standards:
    These will vary with the subject matter being addressed. Besides community awareness, subject areas covered could include animals, plants, history, American Indians, Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi Studies, art, and music.