Teaching Resources

Teaching environmental issues in your classroom is a critical component of providing your students a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience. Discover a wealth Chesapeake Bay related books, multimedia, curriculum guides, individual lesson plans and online data sources.

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Bayville Lesson Plans for the Classroom

In these lesson plans, students will be introduced to the Bay's watershed as it relates to inhabiting animals and ecosystems, economics, and what people are proactively doing to reduce the amount of pollutants entering the Bay's water system. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Nutrients Wetlands Agriculture Wastewater and Stormwater Rivers and Streams
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): Middle School
  • Aligned with the following standards: Maryland
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Chesapeake Bay FieldScope Website

Explore National Geographic's interactive online map of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn about land use by exploring real-time data and interactive map layers. Your class can also conduct stream studies and enter their data online to use some cool analysis tools, and to share data with other schools. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Water Quality Monitoring Wetlands Forests Urban / Suburban Population
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies, Technology
  • Type(s): Data, Multimedia
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Dead Zones: What Can You Do Lesson

Students will discuss how future changes in land use and climate may affect dead zones and exploring the trade-offs associated with human activities and their consequences. Students will then summarize what they have learned about the dead zones and create a public service announcement about what people can do to help decrease the size and duration of dead zones. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Climate Nutrients Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): High School
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Decision Making - A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm Activity

Your class will represent all of the citizens of Priceford. A major corporation wants permission to build a tank farm just outside of the town and both sides must be heard at a town meeting in your class. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Government Nutrients Agriculture
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): High School
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Decision Matrix

Teach your students how difficult it can be to be a city planner through this interactive online game. The provided link is for the lesson plan associated with this activity. The module itself is available via the following URL: http://www.cacaponinstitute.org/CILearning/DM/DM.html Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban Population
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities, Multimedia
  • Level(s): High School
  • Aligned with the following standards: West Virginia
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Earth: Apple of our Eye Lesson

A demonstration of worldwide land distribution -- the instructor slices an apple to represent land used for farming. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide
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Film Canister Farming Activity

Experiment with water, temperature, and light to see what makes a seed come out of its shell. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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Forest History for Kids Lesson

In this lesson students will be able to investigate the forest environment for signs of the past using photograph evidence of past usage of land. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban Population
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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Holding onto the Green Zone Student Action Guide

This action guide introduce students or youth group members to riparian areas--what they are, how they function, and why they are important to the community. The Student Action Guide provides information and instructions they will need to explore and understand the "GREEN Zone." Launch Resource

Topic(s): Wastewater and Stormwater Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban Geosphere Hydrosphere
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide, Lessons and Activities
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How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers

In this groundbreaking resource, two school garden pioneers offer parents, teachers, and school administrators everything they need to know to build school gardens and to develop the programs that support them. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Books and Publications
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