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What Happened To The Chesapeake Bay Filtering System?
In this Chesapeake Bay learning exercise, students read a dialogue between 2 people about what had happened to the Chesapeake Bay filtering system, and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 4 questions.
4th - 6th Science 5 Views 16 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 5 Downloads
Save the Bay!
Students explore environmental protection by creating a presentation in class. In this Chesapeake Bay lesson, students discuss the current threats from human beings towards the delicate balance of life near the bay. Students identify the facts and create a presentation sharing their cleanup ideas with the class.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 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 43 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 79 Views 61 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 48 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Critters of the Chesapeake Bay: Clam Worms
Clam worms, also known as bloodworms, sandworms, or rag worms, have habituated themselves to the waters of The Chesapeake Bay. Here is a brief collection of slides containing a few photographs and facts about the physical characteristics and diet of the clam worm.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
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
John Smith's Map of Chesapeake Bay
Students explore Virginia geography. In this Virginia history and geography lesson, students examine a copy of the map John Smith used to explore Virginia. Students compare and contrast this map with a current map, and complete a related worksheet.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 11 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 89 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Chesapeake 2000 Agreement
A presentation designed for educators is here for you. In it, a scientific program is laid out in great detail. The emphasis is on teaching kids about the outdoors by giving them many opportunities to be out in nature performing hands-on activities.
Higher Ed Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read a story about log canoes on the Chesapeake Bay and examine the dialogue between characters. Students use the dialogue between the characters to answer five short answer questions.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 42 Downloads
The Chesapeake Bay: A Model for Change
Students compare historical maps with modern day maps. They explore information about the history of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Students research various facets of life in the Chesapeake Bay region over time. They make predictions about the future of the Chesapeake Bay.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads