Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum


Curriculum Units

Oystering on the Chesapeake
Oystering on the Chesapeake, offers teachers' multi-disciplinary lesson plans to introduce students in grades 4 through 6 to the economic, environmental, and cultural significance of the oystering industry. Whatever lessons within the curriculum unit you choose, your students are sure to enjoy this exploration about the region's oyster industry and the challenges facing the industry today.

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Explorations 1-5
Explorations 6-10

Chesapeake's Best Crab Cakes

This curriculum unit, focusing on the crabbing industry of Talbot County, offers fun multidisciplinary activities and lessons for 3rd grade students to teach them about the social, scientific, economic, and historical impacts of the crabbing industry.

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Crab Cakes Curriculum

Watermen and the Chesapeake
This multi-disciplinary curriculum unit compliments our Ecology Cruise, and tackles the issues of lower catches, water quality, and uncertain futures that many watermen today face though newspaper articles, maps, testimonials, and web research. This unit is designed for 5th-8th grade students.

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Watermen and the Chesapeake

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663

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