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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A Changing Landscape Poster

This poster will show your students how Jamestown has changed over the years. Launch Resource

Topic(s): John Smith and Colonial Times Wastewater and Stormwater
  • Subject(s): Social Studies
  • Type(s): Posters and Maps
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America in 1607: Jamestown and the Powhatan Interactive Website

Your students can explore the historic Jamestown fort and the Powhatan village of Werowocomoco through this interactive feature brought to you by National Geographic. Launch Resource

Topic(s): American Indians John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Social Studies
  • Type(s): Multimedia
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Baltimore and the War of 1812 Lesson

In this lesson students will identify the role of Baltimore and Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Launch Resource

Topic(s): John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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Bay Dreaming Bookstore

Here's a site that lists various books about the Chesapeake Bay's history, conservation, travel destinations, etc. Launch Resource

Topic(s): American Indians Birds John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Books and Publications
  • Level(s): High School
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Bay, Plain and Piedmont - A Landscape History of the Chesapeake Heartland

This book explores the cultural and natural heritages of the Chesapeake Bay heartland, a region that extends through parts of south-central Pennsylvania, eastern Maryland and Virginia, and all of the District of Columbia. The book moves from the earliest geological evidence of life in the Chesapeake Bay heartland--evidence that is at least 1.3 billion years old--to 2000. Launch Resource

Topic(s): American Indians Sediments Forests John Smith and Colonial Times Geosphere
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Books and Publications
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Beyond Jamestown: Virginia Indians Yesterday and Today Teacher Guide

This teacher guide explores Virginia Indian history from the Indian perspective and shows that Virginia Indian cultures are vibrant and thriving. Activities include pottery making, corn husk dolls and three sister gardening. Launch Resource

Topic(s): John Smith and Colonial Times American Indians
  • Subject(s): Art, Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide
  • Aligned with the following standards: Virginia
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Captain John Smith 400 Project: Curriculum Guide

In conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Geographic Alliance, the Sultana Project has developed a curriculum unit based around the history of John Smith's 1608 voyage and the world of the early 17th century Chesapeake. The Captain John Smith Curriculum Unit consists of eight separate lesson plans designed for 4th and 5th grade students. The unit is aligned with goals and outcomes from the Maryland State Department of Education's voluntary state curriculum. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban Population American Indians John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide
  • Aligned with the following standards: Maryland
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Captain John Smith’s Chesapeake Bay Lesson

Students will compare and contrast the Chesapeake bay of today verses the Chesapeake bay of John Smith's day. They will read excerpts from Smith's description of his exploration of the Bay and its rivers and analyze Smith's map of the Chesapeake. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban Population John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Virginia
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Captain John Smith’s Map

Download a pdf of Captain John Smith's map of the Chesapeake Bay. Launch Resource

Topic(s): American Indians John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Posters and Maps
  • Level(s): High School
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Captain John Smith’s Map of the Chesapeake Bay Lesson

Students will learn how to interpret a primary sources, John Smith's map and excerpts from Smith's journal. They will then identify places on a map that show John Smith's routes and identify map elements. Keywords: John Smith, history, map Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban American Indians John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Maryland
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