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English - Seventh Grade 7.8

Beaver Tails
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_beaver.html

There is something intriguing about beavers. It is easy for us to see them in terms of human activity: engineers, architects, and homemakers. Beavers, like humans, don't just live in their environment, they change it, thereby affecting all of their neighbors. Beaver activity has shaped some park environments. This activity explores their effect. (Grades K-10)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, K.6.17, 3.1, 2.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.10, 4.1, 4.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, LS.1, LS.4, LS.7, LS.8, LS.9, LS.11, LS.12, BIO.1, BIO.9 .1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.5, 2. English: K.13, 1.3, 2.11, 3.7. 3.9. 4.7, 4.8, 5.7, 6.1, 6.3, 6.7, 6.8, 7.1, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.5, 9.4, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
  • Time Required: Time Required at the Park: 1 to 2 hours, daylight hours. Small quiet groups may glimpse a beaver in evening or early morning (special arrangements may be necessary).
  • Dates: Time of Year: Any time is suitable, but in fall there will be more fresh sings, since beavers are most active then.
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Great Bay Land Grab
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_land-grab.html

Confronted with the responsibility of planning for the sale and subsequent use of park lands, students analyze the resource and evaluate plans in terms of future impact. (Grades 7-12)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: LS.1, LS.12 , ES.1, ES.2, ES.3, ES.7, ES.9 , BIO.1, BIO.9, History: 7.7, 12.6, 12.8 ,11.15, 11.17 ,10.8, 10.9, 10.10 , 7.10, English: 7.1, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10 9.4, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8 , 10.1, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 , 11.1, 11.7, 12.1, 12.2, 12.7, 12.8 11.8, 11.9
  • Time Required: Time Required at the Park: 1 hour for on-site group work, plus time to tour the park; any time of day, in-class activities require 3-5 class periods.
  • Dates: Time of Year: Any season
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Greece and Rome: From the Ancients to the Modern World http://www.chrysler.org/programs/gallery_content.htm

This program includes a Museum tour that focuses on ancient objects and later works inspired by the ancient world. At the Moses Myers House, students will explore the Classical Revival architecture of downtown Norfolk, learn about neoclassical elements within the Myers House, and create their own neoclassical style plaster ornaments during a hands-on workshop. A pre-visit classroom outreach is included. (Grades 3-12)

  • Location: Chrysler Museum
  • SOLs Covered: English: 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 History: 3.1, 8.3, 8.4, 8.10, 9.2 9.7
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  • Dates:
  • Costs: $5.00 per student. Please call (757) 333-6269 or contact rsanchez@chrysler.org for information and reservations or use our on-line form to request a reservation.

Researching the Bay
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_res-bay.html

This activity teaches students some of the skills needed for researching Chesapeake Bay information. Included are suggestions for students to make the research process less taxing, resource lists for students and teachers, and ideas for teachers to increase student success. (Grades 4-12)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 4.1, 4.5, 4.8. 6.1, 6.2, LS.1, LS.12 English: 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 5.7, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.8, 7.10, 8.1, 8.4, 8.5, 9.4, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8, 10.1, 10.2, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 12.6, 12.7, 12.8 12.9, 12.10, 12.13 C/t 5.4
  • Time Required: 2-4 class periods.
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