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Queen Anne's Revenge
Follow an expedition off the coast of North Carolina to uncover what is believed to be Blackbeard's flagship. Describes planning, operations and procedures of marine archeology; provides field reports, artifact descriptions and images, conservation lab reports. Access background information, video clips, dive reports, news stories, research papers, links to related sites in maritime history, and book lists.
Grade Level: General public, Middle school, High school

H.L. Hunley
The H.L. Hunley was a Civil War innovation in naval warfare and the first submarine to sink a ship in battle. This website describes the vessel, its history and use in the war, the recovery effort and maritime archeological and conservation methods that salvaged it. Educator's tutorial shows applications for teaching history and the science of discovery for K-12 and college students, includes lesson plans, vocabulary, worksheets, downloadable background materials.
Grade Level: General public, Middle school, High school

NOVA Online: Treasures of the Sunken City
Companion web site for the broadcast of November 18, 1997, about the underwater discovery of the fabled Pharos lighthouse, offshore from the modern city of Alexandria in Egypt. The site includes an interview with Jean Yves Empereur, the archaeologist responsible for finding the Pharos lighthouse, an online game about the seven wonders of ancient world, an interactive map of the study zone, and video clips from the program.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school

NOVA Online: Titanic's Lost Sister
Companion site to an original broadcast on January 28, 1997. When Titanic sank, construction on her sister ship, Britannic, was interrupted so she could be overhauled with new regulations. Britannic sank in 1916 in less than an hour. Includes interview with Robert Ballard, who found the sunken Titanic, an interactive search, and salvage activity. Others resources available: written transcript, teacher's guide, students activities, and links to additional resources.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school

La Salle Shipwreck Project
The excavation of the shipwreck "Belle" in Matagorda Bay produced an amazing array of finds, including the hull of the ship, bronze cannons, glass beads, bronze hawk bells, pottery and even one skeleton. All these provide a glimpse of the 17th-century in the New World. Resources for teachers include lesson plans, photos, time-line, bio on LaSalle, and a newsletter. Links to external sites also available.
Grade Level: General public, Intermediate elementary, Middle school

How Deep Can They Go? RMS Titanic's Final Resting Place
Ocean Planet is now an archival version of the 1995 Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition which is no longer on display. The Titanic site includes hundreds of links with information on the history, design, voyage, and rediscovery of the ship. Categories of sites include: organizations, student-maintained, art, books, film, video, music, dance, literature, newspaper accounts, museums, memorabilia, nostalgia, and search engines.
Grade Level: General public, Middle school, High school

COSEE Greatest of the Great Lakes Curriculum
Educating students about ocean and Great Lakes topics can enhance their math and science skills as well as foster a stewardship ethic. The Greatest of the Great Lakes comprises 41 innovative classroom activities designed for grades 4-10. This collection offers studentsí insight into Great Lakes concerns, while bridging the gap between science and other subjects, such as math, geography, and language arts.
Grade Level: Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school

Bridge DATA - West Coast Shipwrecks
Explore shipwrecks from four National Marine Sanctuaries on the West Coast of the U.S.
Grade Level: High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division

USS Monitor
The Monitor, also known as the Yankee Cheesebox, was the world's first ironclad, turreted warship. This extensive site covers the discovery, recovery, conservation, history, and exhibition information in great detail. A wealth of curriculum material and other resources can be found on the site. The site also features interactive exhibits on the life aboard the Monitor, preservation information, and a look at the Monitor from inception through present day.
Grade Level: General public, High school, Middle school

Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Jonathan Bird's Blue World is an educational family-oriented underwater adventure series. Segments encompass a variety of subjects, including stories about animals, stories about marine research and researchers, underwater exploration and recent discoveries. Stories have an underwater theme and feature stunning underwater photography.
Grade Level: Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school, General public


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