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Chesapeake Bay; A Time for Change
Young scholars research the Chesapeake Bay, examining how changes over time can help illuminate the interrelationship between people and place. Then the students apply a similar approach to their local area. Young scholars present their research in groups.
Nutrients In Chesapeake Bay
Learners perform pH and turbidity test to determine water quality. In this environmental science lesson, students analyze NASA database on chlorophyll-a in the bay. They explain how a small river area affects Chesapeake Bay.
What's the Deal? What Eats What in the Bay, and Why is This Important?
Learners explore ways that individuals and groups of organisms interact with each other in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. They, examine cause and effect relationships among plants and animals found in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Students articulate the impact the introduction of new species and/or the disappearance of old species has on the entire Bay ecosystem.
Marine invertebrates The Blue Crab
Students apply what they learn about the life stages of the Blue Crab to survey data on numbers in the Chesapeake Bay area. In this ecology lesson, students discover the migration pattern of the Blue Crab between brackish water and ocean water.
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.
Maggie's Earth Adventures-Don't Get Caught-Solve the Next Problem, Too!
In this problem solving worksheet, students are given a series of events that occur in the Chesapeake Bay related to the rockfish. Students provide a solution to saving endangered fish and they use information/data to hypothesize why rockfish are dying in the bay.
The Stinging Sea
Young scholars explore how can the impacts of change in coastal ecosystems be predicted help prepare for potential impacts on natural resources. Students define ecological forecasting, explain the ecological preference of sea nettles in the Chesapeake Bay, and describe the economic and ecological impacts associated with large numbers of sea nettles.
Marvelous Marshes of the Chesapeake
Third graders identify sources of salt water and fresh water that enter the Chesapeake Bay. They build a model watershed and describe how runoff enters the Bay.
Save the Bay!
Students explore environmental protection by creating a presentation in class. For 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.
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project
Young scholars conduct a simulation to determine the health of local streams and rivers. They role-play as researchers, scientists, politicians, and writers and use technology to implement plans to improve the quality of waterbodies.
"Ex-SPAN-D" Your Math by Traveling Over the Chesapeake Bay
In this math lesson, students calculate the cost of bridge construction and time of completion. They solve and write short answers to 5 questions using mathematical operations.
Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition
In this reading comprehension worksheet, 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.
Should America Have Gone to War in 1812?
Using an incredibly engaging activity and detailed lesson plan, your learners will serve as advisors to President Madison on whether to participate in what would become the War of 1812! Utilize a variety of effective instructional strategies to acquaint your class with the causes of the war. There are opportunities for group work and independent practice, analysis of primary sources, and written or performance assessments.
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.
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.
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.
Sensory “Star Spangled Banner”
Music can help us to access memories and events in a meaningful way, and Francis Scott Key used specific words to convey what he had seen and felt when writing what would become America's national anthem. Help your class connect to the "Star-Spangled Banner" and explore the impact of the song as a poetic description of unifying moment in the nation's history.
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. They pour water into their sheds and observe how it converges into a single larger body of water. They write what they observe on a data collection sheet, create their own definition of a watershed, and anser several prompts to show what they know.
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.
Students discover how large the ocean is as part of our world. In this investigative lesson students do an activity to see how much ocean covers our world, record data and graph their information.