Social Studies

Content areas include: local history, Industrial Revolution, Civil War, geography & economics. Programs include: heritage boat tours, museum activities covering cotton-to-cloth, productive resources, Civil War, Industrial Revolution, & geography of the Fall Line.

Science

Content areas include: natural, physical, and environmental science. Programs include: wildlife sightings, hydropower demos and walking tours, plant/animal habitat activities, water testing, environmentally-focused boat tours, and hands-on manipulatives.

Social Studies Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan Pre-Visit On-Site Post-Visit

Grades PreK-1: Canal Explorers

Local land & water features, natural resources, jobs & transportation, time and change
Lesson Plan PreK-1 Anticipation Guide
Mama's Cookin' Peas
Vocabulary (see lesson plan)
Puppet Show
Map Lesson
Song "Wheels at the Mill"
Boat Ride
Long Ago & Today

What I Saw at the Canal

Grade 2: Historical Waters

All: Water transportation, water power, interdependence, workers and skills.
GA: Rivers and Regions of Georgia
SC: Natural Resources
GA Lesson Plan 2
SC Lesson Plan 2
Orientation Film's Vocabulary
Google Map Activity
GA-Where Are We?
SC-Where Are We?
Many Kinds of Jobs worksheet or History Hunt
Map Lesson
Boat Ride
Puppet Show
Depending on the Canal worksheet
GA-River Cities ppt
SC-Natural Resources ppt

Grade 3: Ways to Grow

All: Workers and Skills, Water Power, Interdependence.
GA: Productive Resources
SC: Rivers and Regions of South Carolina
GA Lesson Plan 3
SC Lesson Plan 3
Orientation Film's Vocabulary
Where Are We? (Google map activity)
GA-Natural Resources ppt
SC-River Cities ppt
Many Kinds of Jobs
Who Did It worksheet
Map Lesson
Boat Ride
GA-Textile Mill Productive Resources
Answers
SC-River Cities ppt
Depending on the Canal worksheet

Grades 4-5: Historical Waters

Industrial Revolution, effects of individuals & technology on progress; Civil War
Lesson Plan 4-5 Anticipation Guide
Answers
Orientation Film's Vocabulary
Anticipation Guide Check
"Who Said That?" worksheet
Boat Ride
Parallel Time Lines
Canal Comparisons

Grades 6-7: Comparing Canals of the World

Augusta Canal history and major canals of the world, with emphais on the Panama and Suez Canals.

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson Plan 7

Anticipation Guide
Answers
Virtual Augusta Canal Tour (see website homepage)
Vocabulary
 
Anticipation Guide Check
"Fall" Count
Boat Ride
World Canals Timeline and Map
Newspaper writing activity

Grade 8: 'Falling' into Place

Geographic Regions, Fall Line influence on economy & development in Georgia and South Carolina
Lesson Plan 8

Anticipation Guide
      Answers
Fall Line ppt
Fall Line Vocabulary

 

Anticipation Guide Check
"Fall" Count
Boat Ride
Fall Line Cities of GA/SC
     Answers
Newspaper writing activity

 

High School

Industrial Revolution, Civil War, labor reform, economics, and primary source investigation
Lesson Plan HS The "Lowell of the South"
Financing the Canal
Economics Vocabulary
Historic Photo Analysis
Boat Ride
"Spoken on the Canal"
      Answers

Risky Business-Canal Entreprenuership and You
 
       

Science Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan Pre-Visit On-Site Post-Visit

Grades PreK-2: Critter Cruise

Animal Identification, Habitats, and Basic Needs
Lesson Plan PreK
Lesson Plan 1
Lesson Plan 2
Animal Name-Matching
5 Senses- Matching WS
Vocabulary
Critter Cruise Boat Tour
Habitat ppt
Animal Track-Matching
Plant & Animal Discovery Center's Courtyard Critter Hunt
Venn Diagram/Plant & Animal Basic Needs
Leaf Measuring Activity

Grade 3: Power Play

Ecosystems and Energy/Hydro-Power
Lesson Plan 3 What do you see?
Anticipation Writing
Vocabulary-hydropower
Vocabulary-environmental
Eco-Boat Tour
Hydro Power Walk
Turbine Model
Electricity ppt group activity
What do you see?
          Assessment Writing
Who is Michael Faraday?
          Research & Report

Grade 4: Working Water

Ecosystems, Hydro-power and Simple Machines
Lesson Plan 4 What do you see?
Anticipation Writing
Vocabulary-simple machines
Vocabulary-environmental
Eco-Boat Tour
Hydro Power Walk
Pulley Race
Simple Machines ppt
What do you see?
          Assessment Writing

Grades 5-6: Canal Current

Ecosystems, Hydro-electricity, and Force & Motion
Lesson Plan 5
Lesson Plan 6
What do you see?
Anticipation Writing
Vocabulary-hydropower
Vocabulary-environmental
Eco-Boat Tour
Hydro Power Walk
Turbine Model
Electricity ppt
What do you see?
          Assessment Writing
Who is Michael Faraday?
          Research Assignment

Grade 7: Water Quality

Environmental Science
Lesson Plan 7 What do you see?
Anticipation Writing
Vocabulary (see lesson plan)
MacroInvertebrate PPT/quiz
 
Water Quality Boat Tour
Macro Invertebrate Collection
Water Quality Web Game
Macro Invertebrate ID& Water Quality Calculation

Read & Report on
www.gpb.org/news/fishkill/
related

Food Web Activity
What do you see?

Grade 8: Hydro Power

Physical Science
Lesson Plan 8 What do you see?
Anticipation Writing
Vocabulary
Eco-Boat Tour
Hydro Power Walk
Turbine Model
Hydro Power &
Scientific Laws ppt
Canal Lock Demonstration
What do you see?
          Assessment Writing
Who is Michael Faraday?
          Research Assignment

High School: Grades 9-12

Lesson Plan: Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology What do you see?
          (environmental)
Anticipation Writing
Vocabulary
Eco-Boat Tour
Water Collection & Testing
Drinking Water ppt
Group Filtration Activity
What do you see?
          Assessment Writing
Read & Report
          Augusta Utilities Brochure
Research & Report
          Fish Kill Stories
www.gpb.org/news/fishkill/
related
Lesson Plan: Physical Science & Physics What do you see?
          (hydropower)
Anticipation Writing
Vocabulary
Eco-Boat Tour
Hydro Power Walk
Turbine Model
Hydropower &
          Scientific Laws ppt
Canal lock demonstration
What do you see?
          Assessment Writing
Coal vs Hydropower problem

Gift Shop

The Augusta Canal Gift Shop carries books, educational toys and games that support lessons learned on field trips. Many classes include a visit to the Gift Shop as part of their experience. If your schedule doesn't allow time for this, prepackaged gift bags are available at $3-$5 per student.