Canoe Teacher Resources

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Can You Canoe?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A neat handout immerses learners in the history of canoe making. After reading, small groups of mini engineers work to craft a canoe that will not be immersed! This is an ideal exercise in engineering design for your STEM curriculum or...
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The Canoe Trip, Variation 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The behavior of a rational function near a vertical asymptote is the focus around this trip up a river. Specifically, numerical and graphical understanding is studied. The canoe context pushes the variables as numbers, rather than as...
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Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition

For Students 6th - 8th
This activity uses a question and answer format to scaffold students comprehension of a short dialogue about the Chesapeake Bay and its tradition of log canoes. After reading the short passage, students are prompted to find three facts...
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Canoe and Kayak

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students explore canoes and kayaks. For this canoe and kayak lesson, students research the history, parts, and sport of the canoe and kayak.  Students then practice how to use a paddle for each boat, and go on a field trip in order to...
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Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this reading comprehension activity, students read a story about log canoes on the Chesapeake Bay and examine the dialogue between characters. Students use the dialogue between the characters to answer five short answer questions.
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Canoeing: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
In this canoeing worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about canoeing and safety. Students complete 10 questions total to get their merit badge.
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Dripping Along in a Canoe

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students create a painting in the style of Jaune Quick-To-See Smith. In this art history lesson, students discuss the painting "Trade Canoe for Don Quixote." They create their own painting in the artist's style by spinning the wet paint...
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The Canoe Trip, Variation 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your river sportsmen will explore an example of paddling upstream as they build functions modeling speed and time in terms of the speed of the current. They then use their algebraic models to interpret features of the function related to...
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Lesson: Can-Do Canoe

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Collaborative groups work together with a variety of materials to design an eight-inch canoe that floats for at least three minutes. There is no direct instruction involved in this plan, just a list of materials and a procedure for...
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A Fair Trade

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners examine a piece of art to find objects and symbols used by the artist. In this visual art activity, students look at Jaun Quick-to-See Smith's, "Trade Canoe for Don Quixote." They look for symbols and items that show the artists...
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For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Studentsare shown how to properly hold a canoe paddle. They safely enter and exit a canoe. Students comprehend the different techniques of steering a canoe. They are shown how to paddle a canoe. Students study how canoes were developed...
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Lesson: Mixing Metaphors across Current Events and Literature

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Expression, current events, and art can go hand-in-hand. After analyzing a multi-media piece entitled, Trade Canoe for Don Quixote, the class explores their own expressive process. They create collages that show a current event or issue...
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How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?

For Students 3rd - 12th
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
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Dark Water

For Students 4th - 12th
Dark Water, a documentary about a traditional Chumash ceremony, launches a series of lessons about this tribal nation that inhabited the Channel Islands. The focus of the film is on the recreation of the Tomol Crossing Ceremony where...
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Robinson Crusoe: Novel Study

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want with you? Robinson Crusoe of course! During his years stuck on an island, Crusoe learns to survive by making a canoe, finding food, and living in solitude. Scholars read...
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Environment: The River Classroom

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders engage in hands-on experiments and activities dealing with rivers and greenways. They also observe lectures and demonstrations by experts in water and river restoration. Students and teachers participate in canoe trips...
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The Tree for a Canoe

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to a presentation given by a local navigator. Working in small groups, they conduct research on how Hawaiians obtain trees suitable for canoes. The groups present their findings to the class and submit individual...
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Ghost Canoe

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are read the book "Ghost Canoe" by their teacher. Using a map, they locate the physical characteristics of Washington State and describe how people adapted to their environment before statehood. They discover how people...
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Global Responsibility and the Hawaiian Canoe

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore history of Hokule'a and Hawaiian navigation, use decision tree to identify economic problem, recognize issue of global responsibility, and create action plan appealing to lawmakers or environmental groups.
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Care to Canoe?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students experience to balance with another student and maneuver in a two person canoe on still water. They analyze important aspects of canoeing including putting in, portaging and weight distribution. Students discuss the...
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Math Investigation: Make an Add for a Canoe

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this math advertisement investigation worksheet, students research canoes, then make an add for a canoe using as many of the measurement units given as possible. Worksheet is part of the Houghton-Mifflin math series.
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Na Wa'a o Ka Wa Kahiko me Na Wa'a o Keia Ao

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research and discuss how traditional canoes were made and changed over time, identify parts of the canoe using Hawaiian and English vocabulary, and compare and contrast traditional and contemporary canoes.
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Voyageur Canoe

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Students are introduced to the fur trade era and the lives of some of its most colorful participants, the voyageurs. They describe the rugged life of the Voyageur. Students interpret the role the fur trade had on the exploration and...
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Concrete Canoes

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore and analyze the relationship of buoyancy and displacement needed to make an object float. They examine various boat designs, then design and build clay and aluminum boats that hold a cargo of marbles.

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