Lesson Plan

Glen Haven Post-visit Activity

Yesterday’s blacksmith is today’s mechanic, tool and die maker, welder, …

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Grade Level:
First Grade-Fifth Grade
Subject:
Agriculture, Community, Conservation, Ecology, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurs, Family Life, Geography, Government, History, Landscapes, Maritime History, Reading, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Sports, Transportation, Writing
Duration:
30 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
Keywords:
sailor, shop keeper, Keeper, surfman, Blacksmith, timber framer, lumberjack, logger, sawmill worker, locomotive engineer, laundress, seamstress, maid, cook, Warehouse, cordwood, tramway, workers housing, crew’s quarters, Inn, General Store, ticket office, commercial fishing, protected anchorage, Life-Saving Station

Overview

In this lesson students will reflect on the experiences they had while visiting Glen Haven and connect that experience to current events. They will recognize the mission of the National Park Service and how it relates to them.

Objective(s)

After completing this lesson, the student will be able to 

  • Compare life today with life in a maritime village in the past
  • Recognize their role in remembering (preserving and protecting) the past and recording the present for the benefit of future generations.




Procedure

Grades 1 - 5 

Describe or draw the job you would have had in Glen Haven in 1914. (eg: Shop Keeper)

Describe or draw that job in 2014. (Cashier, Baker, Clerk, Accountant, etc.)

What improvements have been made in your chosen job since 1914? 

Or 

Send a letter to a teacher or a park ranger explaining what one thing done or built in the past has helped you and what one thing you do or build today will help someone in the future.

Assessment

 Students can demonstrate what they have learned by sharing and explaining their choices with the class.