Lighthouses

Type: Unit Study Adventure™
Grades: K-12th
Length: 4 Weeks

Lighthouses

Type: Unit Study Adventure™
Grades: K-12th
Length: 4 Weeks

Author: Amanda Bennett


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Description

A favorite of many, lighthouses make a terrific topic of study. This four-week unit includes the history of lighthouses, their different designs, the science of the lights and how they work, as well as the geography of lighthouse locations. Lighthouses are intricately woven into the fabric of American history, and any people and places are included in the study. Did you know that Rudyard Kipling lived in an American lighthouse while writing one of the classic stories about American sailors? Did you know that one of the earliest lighthouse structures was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? There is a lot to know about lighthouses!

A favorite of many, lighthouses make a terrific topic of study. This four-week unit includes the history of lighthouses, their different designs, the science of the lights and how they work, as well as the geography of lighthouse locations. Lighthouses are intricately woven into the fabric of American history, and any people and places are included in the study. Did you know that Rudyard Kipling lived in an American lighthouse while writing one of the classic stories about American sailors? Did you know that one of the earliest lighthouse structures was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? There is a lot to know about lighthouses!

Learning Objectives:

Week 1

  • Become familiar with the idea of a lighthouse.
  • Understand the importance and purpose of the light.
  • Learn the main parts of a lighthouse and their function.
  • Study the basic concept of how light is obtained and projected in a lighthouse.
  • Become familiar with some of the terms that are used to describe the light.

Week 2

  • Describe the early ancient lighthouses, their geographic locations and their significance.
  • The Roman Empire was responsible for the construction of many ancient lighthouses, and we will study some of these.
  • Lighthouses built during the age of exploration will be studied.

Week 3

  • Investigate some of the lighthouses that have been built along many of the waterfronts of Canada, Europe and Australia.
  • Study the locations and features of these lighthouses.
  • Become familiar with some of the features of modern lighthouses.

Week 4

  • Learn the main locations of lighthouses in the United States of America.
  • Identify lighthouses that are closest to your region.
  • Gain an understanding of the current status of American lighthouses, who maintains them, and what is happening with regard to their preservation.

The Lighthouses study is part of the Unit Study Adventure series, designed to be a four-week study for grades K-12. The daily lesson plans have been written in two levels in this study:

Lower Level (elementary grades)
Upper Level (junior/senior high grades)

Come enjoy the adventure! Includes Horses Notebook Pages.

Don’t miss this fascinating study of American landmarks: Lighthouses!

Type Unit Study Adventure™
Grade K-12th Grades
Length 4 Weeks
Page Count 139
Format Digital Download

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