Classroom Lesson Plans

We have several lesson plans that can be used independently in the classroom to bring the seashore to your students.

Learn about the wild horses on Shackleford Banks:

Humans and Horses: This unit asks students to investigate Cape Lookout National Seashore’s rules for viewing the wild horses of the Shackleford Banks.

By the unit’s end, students will be able to:
    • Measure and use a 50-foot length of rope in different scenarios to learn to “eyeball” the safe distance when interacting with Shackleford Horses
    • Analyze body language in different situations to conclude what a horse is trying to “tell” you, and
    • Devise a plan to respond appropriately in each situation to ensure horse and human safety
Download the lesson plan and support materials: Humans and Horses lesson plan summary (pdf, 0.98 MB) ; How Far Is Too Far? (pdf of powerpoint presentation, 1.14 MB ); Horse Communication (pdf of powerpoint presentation, 533 kb)

Last updated: February 6, 2018

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