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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. Students present their photos to the class.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Investigate marine protected areas and how they contribute to natural, economic and cultural resources. In this preservation of marine environments lesson plan, students 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.
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. Students explore online sites and summarize their findings.
Students explore how scientists build robotic arms that move similar to humans. In this robot instructional activity, students examine how scientists make robots. Students design and construct a mechanical arm that moves like a human arm. Students define mechanical components and the importance of robotic arms.
Students discover boats by researching 18th century ships. In this Naval history lesson, 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.
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.
Students role play different stakeholders perspective on the debate about Channel Islands. In this marine science lesson, students identify different types of Marine Protected Areas. They research about their stakeholder's point of view and hold a mock debate about the issue.
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.