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    Acoustics 3: On The Trail of a Whale

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    Water Poetry

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    "Journey from Slavery to Statesman": The Homes of Frederick Douglass - A Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan

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  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 3

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 3

    EISENHOWER AND HIS TIMES: This lesson focuses on the life and career of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the role he played in affecting issues of the time. Students move through a time line of Eisenhower’s life, adding information about the historical time in which he lived.

  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 2

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 2

    CAUSES OF INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT: Students need a basic grounding in the history of international conflicts so that they can better understand the seminal role that Dwight D. Eisenhower played in resolving many of the most important conflicts of the Twentieth Century. In this lesson, students discuss an essay by former President Jimmy Carter on the history of war. They also apply what they learned in Lesson 1.

  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 1

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 1

    CONFLICT AND ITS RESOLUTION Former President Jimmy Carter, who has helped resolve many international conflicts, says, “On the most basic level, conflict occurs when interests differ.” This is true for individuals – in families, classrooms, or on the job. It is also true among nations. In this lesson, students learn about conflict. They role play an example of interpersonal conflict, then gain experience – again through role play – in one method of solving conflicts, mediation.

  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

    Fair is Fair! Lesson Plan

    Fair is Fair! Lesson Plan

    Abstract legal concepts of segregation and Brown v. Board of Education to lower level elementary students are hard to teach. However, young elementary students understand the concept of fairness. Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site created “Fair is Fair!” to teach Pre-Kindergarten to Second grade students about the U.S. Supreme Court case that ended segregation in public schools by using concrete examples of fairness.

  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Acoustics 2: Echolocation in Action

    Acoustics 2: Echolocation in Action

    Students will engage in a listening game that simulates how killer whales use echolocation to find food in Glacier Bay. They will try to determine the location of nine sounds made from various locations around a circle – in front, behind, or to the side of them. The data collectors will record the results and the class will analyze the data. In the final round, students will be introduced to ambient noise to see how it affects the ability of the killer whales to locate their prey.

  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Acoustics 1: The World of Underwater Sound

    Acoustics 1: The World of Underwater Sound

    Students begin this investigation by watching the seven-minute video, "Underwater Acoustic Monitoring." Students discuss their reactions to the video and then listen to sound clips of ocean animals and human-made sounds. This will familiarize them with sounds commonly heard in the ocean. This investigation demonstrates how humans and marine mammals rely on sound for communication and even survival.

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    Lesson 1: Introduction What is Slavery?

  • Assateague Island National Seashore

    Marsh Muckers

    Marsh Muckers

    Wetlands have a bad rap. Many people think marshes are worthless areas full of snakes, bugs, smells, and creapy crawlies. In reality, these places are critically important ecosystems and are some of the most productive regions in the world. During this 1-hour program, students explore the marsh, discover, catch and observe marsh animals and learn more about the many reasons salt marshes are valuable and worth protecting.

  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Bears of Glacier Bay 2: The Scoop on Poop

    Bears of Glacier Bay 2: The Scoop on Poop

    This investigation will introduce students to the importance of using good observation skills, which enables researchers to accurately collect and record data. Students will be given a sample of (teacher-created) bear poop to analyze. The scientific word for poop is scat. Through careful observation and examination, they will be able to answer questions about what bears eat, quality of habitat, time of year, and bear safety.

  • Roger Williams National Memorial

    A Key Into the Language Of America

    A Key Into the Language Of America

    In 1643, Roger Williams wrote A Key into the Language of America. It is an anthropological study of 17th century American Indian culture, a phrase book of the Narragansett language, and a commentary on 17th American Indian life during the early colonial period. This lesson plan introduces students to A Key into the Language of America and provides a glimpse into the complex relationship Williams had with the Narragansett and gives a first-hand account of17th century native culture.