Curriculum Aids

The Sultana Education Foundation offers classroom teachers a wide variety of curriculum aids focusing on the history and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. Developed in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and classroom teachers, Sultana’s curriculum materials meet MSDE’s Common Core Standards for science and social studies and can be easily integrated into the classroom setting. Most of the following are available as downloadable PDF files. For hard copies, please contact the Sultana Education Foundation’s office.

Watershed Watch Student Field Notebook New
This field notebook was developed for the Sultana Education Foundation’s Watershed Watch program. While components of the notebook are specific to a particular tributary (Radcliffe Creek in Kent County) the concepts, exercises and information it contains are applicable to most small, fresh water tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Click on image to download.
John Smith’s Chesapeake Voyages

John Smith’s Chesapeake Voyages explores the world of the Chesapeake Bay, and the culture of the region’s Native inhabitants, in the years preceding and during the arrival of European Settlers. This curriculum is suitable for late Elementary and Middle School Students. Click on image to download.

Colonial History Unit Page Image Colonial History Unit

Entitled “Sea of Change: SULTANA, the Tea Taxes, and the Dawn of the American Revolution,” this unit targets students in grades 4 – 6 and examines the world of pre-revolutionary America through the lens of the tax-collecting 1768 British Royal Navy schooner SULTANA. Click on image to download.

Image for Chesapeake Bay Ecology Unit Page_Page_01 Chesapeake Bay Ecology Unit

Designed for 4–6 grade students studying the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay, this unit contains a variety of readings and creative classroom exercises that will help students better understand the ecology of North America’s largest estuary. Developed with the assistance of the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Click on image to download.

TheProjectpagepic John Smith Curriculum Unit

Consisting of eight separate lesson plans focusing on John Smith’s 1608 voyage on the Chesapeake Bay, this unit is designed for 4-5 grade students studying the Chesapeake Bay and Native Americans at the time of European Settlement. Developed with the assistance of the Maryland Geographic Alliance and the Maryland State Department of Education.

Captain John Smiths Shallop1.3 MiB2686
John Smith 1st Voyage 23.6 MiB1012
John Smith 2nd Voyage3.6 MiB506
Native Americans And Natural Resources3.4 MiB2565
Native Americans Primary And Secondary Sources3.9 MiB3019
The Chesapeake Bay In 16082.2 MiB2088
UsingMapinClassroom1.1 MiB2758
Image of Poster SULTANA On the Colonial Chesapeake (Poster)

A 20″ x 30″ educational poster detailing the schooner SULTANA’s exploits on the Chesapeake Bay between 1769 and 1771. Developed in conjunction with the National Park Service’s Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.

  Crew Cards (out of stock)

A set of 40 cards that provide students with details about thirty-two of the schooner SULTANA’s most interesting 18th century crewmembers.

Guide to Sultana cover SULTANA Pocket Guide

A detailed guide to the history and construction of the 1768 schooner SULTANA. Includes copies of the original 1768 drawings of SULTANA and a listing of all 101 crew members who served aboard the schooner from 1768-1772. Developed in conjunction with the National Park Service’s Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.

  Ecology Curriculum Aids

A series of visual aids designed to help educators teach students about the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Each file is available in PDF format and can be downloaded or projected onto a white board in the classroom.

Active Bald Eagle Nests 1978 2004477.0 KiB131
AnatomyofaWhitePerch119.3 KiB277
Annual Mean Stream Flow To The Bay 1961 2011333.7 KiB123
DissolvedOxygenNeedsofChesapeakeBayCritters523.6 KiB158
Maryland Blue Crab Landings 1951 2011130.8 KiB198
Maryland Oyster Landings 1950 2010240.3 KiB244
Maryland Striped Bass Landings 1950 2011240.5 KiB112
PHScale457.0 KiB169
SalinityLevelsintheChesapeakeBay167.0 KiB198
SAV Acreage In The Chesapeake Bay 1984 2011829.5 KiB148