High 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 Classroom Materials Associated Theme Grade Level Learning Standards
1 Dissolved Oxygen and Photosynthesis(HRECOS Real Time Data; Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet
Classic Clearwater High School Sci 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
2 Eels on Wheels: The Life Cycle of an Eel (Clearwater) Program Classic Clearwater High School
3 Introduction to the Hudson River: Module 1: Hudson River Ecosystem Unit (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies)  All Materials (full unit) Classic Clearwater High School Sci  1,2,4,5,6,7
4 Using Real Time Data: pH and Rainfall (HRECOS Real Time Data; Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet
Watershed High School Sci  1,2,4,5,6,7
5 Discover the Hudson (Clearwater) Program Watershed High School
6 Urban Ecology Unit Plan (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies)  All Materials (full unit) Watershed High School Sci 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7 Eco-inquiry (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) All Materials Challenges for Future High School  Sci 6,7,4
8 Pay or Pollute Watershed Challenge(Clearwater) Program Challenges for Future High School
9 Hudson River Climate Change (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Interactive Simulator
All Classroom Materials (full unit)
Challenges for Future High School  Sci 1,2,4,5,6,7
10 Art, Artists, and Nature: The Hudson River School (Albany Institute of History and Art) Lesson Plan Inspirational River High School
11 Power of Song (Clearwater) Program Inspirational River High School
12 DEC Benthic Mapper (DEC) Benthic Map- No lesson, but great resource! Hudson River Sloops High School
13 Living Off the Land
Article
Sailing Through Time High School
14 Lenape Presentation Clearwater Educator! Sailing Through Time High School
15 Hudson Canyon: NOAA Lesson Plan
Belthymetry Map
Sailing Through Time High School

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.