Students use whale migration patterns to determine sex and age of whales and determine where these whales can be located during different seasons. They use mapping skills to plot the migration patterns of four unknown whales.
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A New Bedford Voyage!
A thorough set of activities, articles, and reference material can enlighten your class about the history of whaling in New England. Kids travel back to a time when whale products were valuable and hunting whales was a way to help the...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Global Perspective on Immigration
To gain a global perspective on immigration, groups investigate and create a map of the migration patterns in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Class members then examine the background, immigration history, and...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Whose Point of View? The Journey of Three Generations
A reading of Whale Journey, a fact-filled picture book by Vivian French, launches a study of the life cycle and migration of three generations of gray whales. The interdisciplinary lesson offers opportunities extensions into all subject...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Trans-Gulf Migration Headache (adapted from Aquatic Wildï¿½s ï¿½Migration Headacheï¿½ game)
Students play a game to investigate bird migration and habitat. In this hands on activity students go outside and participate in an activity that allows them to differentiate between factors that lead to survival and the ones that...
3rd - 8th Math
Splash: Monitoring Humpback Whales
Students discuss prior knowledge about marine mammals and then endangered marine mammals. They focus on reasons for the endangered status. Students are introduced to different methods of marine mammal monitoring. Students consider ways...
6th - 7th Social Studies & History