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Health Indicators in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use online tools and resources to examine data concerning key indicators of the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the factors that affect it. Your class will examine efforts to preserve and restore the bay's health.
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Restoring and Protecting Chesapeake Bay and River Water Quality

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
A professional and comprehensive presentation on Chesapeake Bay water quality is in store for your ecology class. If you live in the Chesapeake Bay region and want to get learners involved in conservation efforts, this slide show will do...
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The Chesapeake Bay in Captain John Smith's Time

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
When Captain John Smith visited the Chesapeake Bay in the summer of 1608, what types of animals and habitats did he encounter? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents to answer this question, as well as compare the...
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Critters of The Chesapeake Bay - Sea Turtles

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Take a survey of the different species of sea turtles that reside in the Chesapeake Bay for at least part of the year. Use this presentation with your biology classes when studying biodiversity or nomenclature. This would be particularly...
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Critters of the Chesapeake Bay: Mussels

For Teachers 5th - 12th
If you live in Maryland or Virginia, here is a biology presentation right up your alley! It is a collection of slides about the different types of mussels residing in the Chesapeake Bay. Viewers will learn the characteristics and habits...
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Making the Grade: Health Indicators in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Examine how industrial and residential runoff affects the bay by using online tools and resources to examine data. The key indicators of the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the factors that affect them are the main focus of...
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John Smith’s Map of the Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Young geographers travel back through time with primary source and map analysis and envision Captain John Smith's arrival at the Chesapeake Bay. 
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Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. Explore its origins, organisms, and contributing rivers with this PowerPoint. It opens with several slides of general information on the formation of estuaries, then it...
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"Dead-Zones" and Coastal Eutrophication: Case-Study of Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Take an in-depth look at nutrient loading, eutrophication, and hypoxia using data on The Chesapeake Bay as an example. This comprehensive presentation includes detailed graphs, photos, and details about the changes in marine organism...
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Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Landscape Long Ago and Today

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Combine a fantastic review of primary source analysis with a study of Captain John Smith's influence on the Chesapeake Bay region in the seventeenth century. Your young historians will use images, a primary source excerpt, and maps...
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Journey of a Raindrop to the Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the water cycle and the path a single drop of water would take if it traveled from their schoolyard to the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.
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Animals and Habitats of the Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students work in small groups to discover the various habitats present in Chesapeake Bay and the animals that live in them. After investigating the habits and lives of the animals they will draw conclusions about other habitats the...
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The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Timeline of Change, a Model for Change

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students compare historical maps with modern-day maps including specifically the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They research online the characteristics of life during the Chesapeake Bay watershed and identify the changes that have taken place.
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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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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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Jacob Have I Loved

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine visual images about the novel, Jacob Have I Loved. They compare pictures from "America from the Great Depression to World War II" that are described in the book and other studies of the Chesapeake Bay. They present their...
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The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Past, Present, and Future

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct research on the Chesapeake Bay, from Captain John Smith's explorations of Native American settlements to the present. They examine the interrelationships between people and places and how they change over time.
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Native Americans of the Chesapeake Bay: Using Primary vs. Secondary Sources

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Discover the rich Native American culture that existed at the time of early European exploration into the Chesapeake region through analysis of several primary and secondary sources.
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Science Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Water, currents, waves, salt marshes, and The Chesapeake Bay make up the categories for this Jeopardy-style game. In terms of functionality, it works well. However, it is unlikely that you focus on the Chesapeake Bay as part of your...
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The Chesapeake Bay: A Model for Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare historical maps with modern day maps. They explore information about the history of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Students research various facets of life in the Chesapeake Bay region over time. They make predictions...
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Town Along the Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders make a drawing of a town along a river off of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Upon completion, they give an oral description of their town, including its houses, stores, businesses, farm area, government, etc., and will...
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Critters of The Chesapeake Bay - Oysters

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Oysters were harvested in great quantities from The Chesapeake Bay in years past. Only about 1% of the population remains. Viewers learn this and the basic physical characteristics of oysters by contemplating this collection of slides....
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Critters of The Chesapeake Bay - Horseshoe Crabs

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the United States is home to many fascinating creatures, one of them being the horseshoe crab. In this ten-slide presentation, youngsters discover fascinating facts about these arthropods. Did you...
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Critters of the Chesapeake Bay: Whelks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What's a whelk? It is more commonly known as a sea-snail. Viewers of this PowerPoint learn via photos and text about whelk behavior and anatomy. The presentation is appealing in appearance and informative in content. Even though the...

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