ERIC Number: ED465664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Save Our Ships. Save Our History[TM]. Teacher's Guide.
Maxwell, Louise P.; Rosenberg, Jessica
Maritime history is an important part of this country's past and provides a critical foundation for understanding the settlement and development of the North American continent over the past five centuries. Teachers, historians, and maritime experts have worked together to create this manual, providing educators with materials to incorporate the history of ships and other water crafts into courses in the arts, social studies, and science. This manual, prepared by the History Channel and directed toward children in grades 5 through 8, can be used as an introductory overview or as a separate lesson plan. Teachers, for example, could develop a unit to study clipper ships. There are three lessons: (1) "Ships across Time: An Overview"; (2) "Merchant Ships and the Slave Trade"; and (3)"Navigating the Seas." Each lesson contains questions for discussion and extended activities. The activities support national history standards. (Contains a glossary and lists Internet and print resources.) (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Heritage Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, National Standards, Navigation, Seafarers, Secondary Education, Slavery, Social Studies, United States History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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