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Learners describe and identify the types of maritime activity between 1680 and 1806. In this maritime history lesson, students explore the "On the Water" exhibit online and describe the people involved. Learners choose 3-5 maritime activities which affect their lives or the community and take digital photos of them. Students present their photos to the class.
Maritime expansion changed culture and the global economy for ever. This presentation covers both the Polynesian expansion that connected the South Pacific and the European expansion that brought Spain to the New World. Key players, events, and the technology that made it possible are also covered.
Investigate marine protected areas and how they contribute to natural, economic and cultural resources. In this preservation of marine environments lesson plan, learners complete 15 sentences about these areas and they complete a crossword puzzle. They are each assigned a clue and try to match the proper marine protected area associated with the clue. They write a brief report about their area and make an oral presentation.
Fourth graders examine the events that lead to the British attack on Baltimore in 1814 and the role of geography in the events of the battle. After a brief discussion on the history of trade routes before 1814 and the War of 1812, they read "By the Dawn's Early Light". Students create a time line of significant events that occurred in the book.
Eighth graders analyze the shift in the labor supply of Maryland's early coloninal economy from one that included indentured servants to one that increasingly depend on the labor of slaves. They skim "Tobacco Growing", resource and are asked what does this tell them about the production of tobacco? Students are explained that Tobacco was what was known as a "Cash Crop," it was grown solely for the purpose of sale.
Investigate deep sea discovery through the emerging technology being built. In this physical science lesson, students analyze the different types of motion available in the human arm. Students research educational websites discussing deep sea research and complete worksheets.
Students study the economic system of the United States, including its principles, development, and institutions. They find receipts for lumber, agreements for the purchase of a parcel of land, documents calling for the construction of a "marine lookout" and payments made to laborers.