Beacon Lesson Plan Library
Bay District Schools
Students investigate the S.S.Tarpon, a local shipwreck that is currently preserved as a historic landmark, and persuade others to preserve it.
The student understands how individuals, ideas, decisions, and events can influence history.
-Computer stations book-marked with web-site and pre-loaded with Microsoft Publisher software
-Printer with printing supplies
1. Gather materials
2. Check web-site for connectivity
1. The teacher presents data about the local shipwreck site of The S.S.Tarpon (via web-site: http://www.dos.state.fl.us/dhr/bar/uap).
2. Students create a list: ________(specific number) Reasons to Preserve Our Local Shipwreck.
3. Students use their list to create a flier utilizing a publishing program such as Microsoft Publisher that would persuade people to protect the local historic site.
Student fliers are assessed with a scoring rubric. Criteria includes
~the historical significance of this shipwreck in terms of individuals, ideas, and the events surrounding it
~how the decision to preserve it influences history
Nine sites are listed for research on the SS Tarpon.Index for SS Tarpon