COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 218

December 19, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Lessons from the Bay

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions with the website Lessons from the Bay (LFB). The website highlights grades 3 through 6 Science Standards of Learning by providing information along with a variety of classroom activities and projects related to protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

 

Lessons from the Bay is designed for elementary and middle school teachers to use as a guide in the instructional planning process for teaching watershed education in keeping with the states commitment in the Chesapeake 2000 Agreement. The LFB website includes a process model, an instructional framework, a set of lesson plans, a project action guide, and a glossary of wetland terms.

 

Lessons from the Bay is available at the following website address: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/LFB. These materials are copyrighted and all rights are reserved. Reproduction of these materials for instructional purposes in Virginia classrooms is permitted.

 

If you need additional information about the Lessons from the Bay website, please contact Paula Klonowski (mailto:pklonows@mail.vak12ed.edu), science specialist, office of middle instruction, at (804) 371-0249 or Eric Rhoades (mailto:erhoades@mail.vak12ed.edu), science specialist, office of secondary instruction, at (804) 225-2676.

 

JLD/ER