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Health Indicators in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Use online tools and resources to examine data concerning key indicators of the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the factors that affect it. Your class will examine efforts to preserve and restore the bay's health.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Making the Grade: Health Indicators in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Examine how industrial and residential runoff affects the bay by using online tools and resources to examine data. The key indicators of the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the factors that affect them are the main focus of this environmental study.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 14 Downloads
Restoring and Protecting Chesapeake Bay and River Water Quality
A professional and comprehensive presentation on Chesapeake Bay water quality is in store for your ecology class. If you live in the Chesapeake Bay region and want to get learners involved in conservation efforts, this slide show will do the trick.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Timeline of Change, a Model for Change
Students compare historical maps with modern-day maps including specifically the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They research online the characteristics of life during the Chesapeake Bay watershed and identify the changes that have taken place.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 4 Views 9 Downloads
"Dead-Zones" and Coastal Eutrophication: Case-Study of Chesapeake Bay
Take an in-depth look at nutrient loading, eutrophication, and hypoxia using data on The Chesapeake Bay as an example. This comprehensive presentation includes detailed graphs, photos, and details about the changes in marine organism populations.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition
This activity uses a question and answer format to scaffold students comprehension of a short dialogue about the Chesapeake Bay and its tradition of log canoes. After reading the short passage, students are prompted to find three facts from the reading and then use critical thinking skills to explain their thinking about the material covered in the reading.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 30 Downloads
What Can We Learn from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed?
Students use online tools and resources to examine the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They examine the various animals and plants that inhabit the watershed and explore how each one is an important part of the bay.
3rd - 5th Science 7 Views 36 Downloads
Town Along the Chesapeake Bay
Fourth graders make a drawing of a town along a river off of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Upon completion, they give an oral description of their town, including its houses, stores, businesses, farm area, government, etc., and will name and locate the town.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Past, Present, and Future
Students conduct research on the Chesapeake Bay, from Captain John Smith's explorations of Native American settlements to the present. They examine the interrelationships between people and places and how they change over time.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 34 Downloads
Getting to Know the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Students identify characteristics of a bay and watershed. They study the Chesapeake Bay watershed and describe the path of water in a watershed. They create a model of a watershed and describe how a watershed supports people, animals, and plants.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Regions of North America: The Chesapeake Bay
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read an article on "The Chesapeake Bay". Students read 5 sentences and fill in each blank in each sentence with a word from the article. Students answer 3 short answer questions on the lines provided.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 13 Views 44 Downloads
Health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Students use GIS mapping software to analyze the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They create and develop maps highlighting the watershed's problematic areas. After assessing environmental factors, they survey the watershed's water quality and vulnerability.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Baltimore – Caught in the Middle
Choosing sides is no easy matter, and this was certainly true for the citizens of Baltimore in the beginning stages of the Civil War. Using video, group analysis of several primary sources, and discussion, this detailed and thorough lesson plan will really get your class thinking about the divided loyalties that existed during the war, as well as some of the difficult choices that Abraham Lincoln was forced to make.
8th Social Studies & History 42 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Just War or Just a War?
What, if anything, makes a war "just"? This is an interesting and important question to explore with your class, and you can utilize an excellent lesson plan to support your group inquiry. The American Revolution and the War of 1812 are focus subjects in this investigation into the concept and justification behind war as a whole.
8th Social Studies & History 70 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Citizens For and Against the War of 1812
Use this exceptional resource to examine the discourse and debate that occurred at the start of the War of 1812 with your class. Learners will first consider their own position on the war in a silent journal writing activity. Then after consulting primary source documents through guided instruction, independent practice, and working in pairs, your class will come together to summarize source material and construct an informed argument on the issue.
8th Social Studies & History 45 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
BayLab Part 1: What's Killing the SAV?
Students explore an ongoing situation in the Chesapeake Bay: the disappearance of large meadows of underwater grasses, collectively known as SAV, or submerged aquatic vegetation. They form their own opinions as to why it's disappearing.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Blue Crabs - The Blue Crab's Chesapeake Journey
A plethora of information about the blue crabs of Chesapeake Bay will amaze and delight your marine biologists. They learn, through direct instruction, about the characteristics and life cycle of this fascinating arthropod. A highlight of this lesson is an analysis of actual data on the whereabouts of the crab at the larval stage, the juvenile stage, and adults.
6th - 8th Science 8 Views 5 Downloads
Does your class know that all water that falls from a watershed ends up in the same large waterway? If they don't, they will after they complete this activity. They make a clay model of a landscape that looks similar to a topographical map with watersheds included.
5th - 8th Science 10 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Was the War of 1812 Our Second War of Independence?
Though it occurred almost 40 years later, could the United States have been fighting for their independence again in the War of 1812? Using appropriate primary source material from each of the two wars, compare and contrast the situation that American citizens found themselves in, making connections and drawing parallels through inquiry and discussion.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 86 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed