Elementary School Curriculum

In an effort to extend Clearwater’s impact, teachers are encouraged to look over the following chart of classroom curriculum. These resources can be used as preparation for a Sailing Classroom sail, or as a stand alone lesson for any class.  We have paired three suggested in-school activities for each sail program theme.  Choose any of the following activities or offer your students an even richer experience by inviting a Clearwater Educator to lead an in-school program!

Activity Description (and Lesson Source Classroom Materials Associated Theme Grade Level Learning Standards
 1 Understanding Food Webs (Clearwater) Lesson Packet
Teacher Packet
Classic Clearwater Elementary  School Sci4.1a,b   Sci4.6a/4.7b
 2 Power of Song Clearwater Educator Classic Clearwater Elementary  School
 3 Hudson River Natural History (DEC) Lesson Plan Classic Clearwater Elementary School Sci. 1, 4
 4 Wet School Yard (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies)  Lesson Plan Watershed Elementary School Sci. 1, 6, 4
 5 Tracking the Saltfront (DEC) Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet
Watershed Elementary School MST 3, 4
 6 Water Cycle (DEC) Article
Writing Activity
Watershed Elementary School

ELA 1,2

MST 4

 7 On the Trail of Migratory Fish (DEC) Lesson Plan Student Worksheet Challenges for Future Elementary School MST 3, 4
 8 Power of Song Clearwater Educator! Challenges for Future Elementary School
 9 River Runs Through It (DEC) Lesson Plan Challenges for Future Elementary School

SS 3/ELA 1

 10 Hudson River School Painters (Teaching the Hudson Valley) Lesson Plan Inspirational River Elementary School A/VA 1a/ 2a,c,dA/VA4a,b,c
 11 Power of Song Clearwater Educator! Inspirational River Elementary School
 12 America’s Mighty River (Historic Hudson Valley) Lesson Plan Inspirational River Elementary School

SS 1.4 c

A/T 4 a

ELA2.1 a,b,c

 13 Made to Sail (SEA Semester; videos by Educational Broadcasting Corporation) Video 1
Video 2
 
Lesson Plan
Hudson River Sloops Elementary School

T 5.1 c,d,e

T 2 a,c

 14 Hudson River Puzzle Clearwater Educator! Hudson River Sloops Elementary School
 15 Add and Subtract with Shipping (DEC) Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet
Hudson River Sloops Elementary School

MST 1,2,3

SS 3

 16 Life on the Hudson: Wappingers Indian Village (Teaching the Hudson Valley; Interactive Village by Poughkeepsie Journal) Lesson Plan
Interactive Village
Sailing Through Time Elementary School

SS 1.2 a,b,c

SS 1.3 a

SS 1.4 c

 17 Life on the Hudson Clearwater Educator! Sailing Through Time Elementary School same as above
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19

Geology of the Hudson River (Teaching the Hudson Valley)


Henry Hudson Writing Activity 
(Clearwater)

 

Lesson Plan

 

 

Robert Juet Journal Activity

Sailing Through Time

Sailing Through Time

Elementary School

Elementary School, Middle School

SS 3.1 c,

SS 3.2 a

As a member of the greater Hudson Valley environmental education community, Clearwater encourages teachers and students to learn about our friends and colleagues. Much of the classroom curriculum we are encouraging teachers to utilize, has been developed and published for public use by the Cary Institute of Environmental Studies, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System and Teaching the Hudson Valley. Together we strive to teach students and citizens to understand, respect and protect the mighty Hudson River.