National Sailing Hall of Fame
Do bigger sails mean that the sailboat goes faster? Middle and high schoolers compare sailboats, and learn that simply calculating sail area is not enough. A slideshow presentation demonstrates how to calculate the Sail Area to...
In this sailing activity, youngsters read The Wreck of the Zephyr, and attempt to predict the outcome of the story. They draw a picture of a sailboat, identify its characteristics, and write their own fictional sailing story.
In this language arts instructional activity, learners read 14 clues that pertain to sailing. Students figure out the answers to the clues and put them in a crossword puzzle.
Young scholars explore Liverpool England's maritime history and development as an important port from its early days to the present. Through hands-on activities and community based instruction, they simulate sailing experiences and life...
Core Knowledge Foundation
Young adventurers embark on a journey, setting sail along the blue ocean with Christopher Columbus. Teachers will find that this unit makes their lesson planning smooth sailing!
Bring current events into your classroom! Middle schoolers complete word work activities before reading and discussing an online article. They complete worksheets and an online quiz. They discuss the Solar Sail as radical new idea and...
Help your class get their bearings when it comes to right triangles. Pupils determine distances traveled or components given the bearing of a sailboat using an interactive. The scholars develop a sense of finding the bearings of a given...
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Students examine what naval architects and marine engineers do. In this engineering lesson students work in teams and design a boat with a sail structure.
First graders become familiar with the artist Winslow Homer. They create a seascape scene combining Homer images and their own imagination. They use warm and cool colors. # utilize the wet and dry method of painting
National Sailing Hall of Fame
How can you determine the maximum speed of a sailboat? A sailing presentation included with a straightforward lesson plan prompts learners to calculate the maximum speed of a sailboat with a displacement hull. The presentation continues...
Students examine the construction and operation of various sailing vessels. In groups, they use the internet to make flash cards of the different types of classes of sailing ships. They participate in a game in which they use the cards...
Students identify the parts of sailing vessels. They view pictures of sailing vessels and discuss the purpose of each part. Students build their own installation in class. They share experiences and ideas based on the sailing vessel.
Students investigate a way to sail a boat around the world without touching land while learning about the Panama Canal. In this Panama Canal lesson plan, students learn about the relationship of socio-political continents and how the...
Students use the Pythagorean Theorem to explore sailboat design. In this Pythagorean Theorem lesson, two sides of a triangular sail are measured, and the theorem is used to calculate the third side. A worksheet, bulletin board design,...
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical errors in a short paragraph about Columbus. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
University of Florida
Using a Florida map from 1597, young explorers consider the physical characteristics they would need in a site for a new colony and the resources they would need to survive. After selecting a site, class members research to discover the...
While purchasing insurance and estate planning may seem like a rather irrelevant topic for high school students, introducing this concept now can help your learners develop a solid foundation of financial literacy that will support...
Students make a model sea chest, then fill it with provisions for a voyage. They supply a list of the contents of their sea chest, explaining the purpose of each item. The sea chests can be displayed for the school or community.
Students investigate Internet resources about Sharon Creech's book, The Wanderer. They examine resources on oceans, sailing and journal writing.
Students access a website that show portraits of the Tall Ships of Atlantic Canada. They talk about what it might feel like to be on one of the sailing ships in stormy seas. They write diary entries while role playing that they are on...
High schoolers explore the proportional relationships involved in multiple parallel lines being cut by a transverse line. They complete a sail design problem, that involves finding the lengths of pieces of fabric along the edge of a sail...
Students explore direction by reading sailing stories in class. In this navigation lesson, students identify the techniques used by sailors in order to travel safely and accurately. Students read stories about sailing in class and define...
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