Maritime History Teacher Resources
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Snapshots in time
Students 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. Students choose 3-5 maritime activities which affect their lives or the community and take digital photos of them.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
The Maritime Revolution: 1400-1550
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.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
By the Dawn's Early Light: Maryland and the War of 1812
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".
4th Social Studies & History
Five Years to Life: labor in Early Colonial Maryland
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?
8th Social Studies & History
Call to Arms: Robotic Analogues for Human Structures
Investigate deep sea discovery through the emerging technology being built. In this physical science instructional activity, students analyze the different types of motion available in the human arm. Students research educational websites discussing deep sea research and complete worksheets.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
No Extra Room on the Mayflower
Students take a virtual trip on the Mayflower to explore scarcity. For this scarcity lesson, students choose items to take on a cross-sea journey. Students discuss a trip on the Mayflower and the problems in a cross-sea trip at the time. Students answer questions about the virtual trip.
K - 2nd 21st Century Skills
The Economics of Construction
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Marine Protected Areas
Students define Marine Protected Area; identify types of Marine Protected Areas; identify the stakeholders of particular Marine Protected Areas; describe the impacts of establishing Marine Protected Areas from different stakeholder perspectives; and describe ways in which establishing a local protected area would affect their community.
6th - 8th Science
Students explore Liverpool England's maritime history and development as an important port from its early days to the present. Through hands-on activities and community based instruction, they simulate sailing experiences and life aboard a Clipper Yacht.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
Ship of the Line
Students discover boats by researching 18th century ships. In this Naval history lesson plan, students identify and describe the different components of an 18th century naval ship after researching information on the Internet. Students complete a Naval Ship worksheet and practice using discovery vocabulary terms.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Students examine marine archaeology. In this archaeological data lesson, students see how archaeologists use data to make inferences about shipwrecks. Students read data and make their own inferences, write about marine life and artifacts found at shipwreck sites.
5th - 6th 21st Century Skills