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USA Naval History: The USS Monitor was the first ironclad war ship in the American Civil War. The American Civil war, which lasted from 1861 to 1865, was the conflict between the North (Union) and South (Confederate).
- http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/10thunderbay/welcome.html - Web site for the Thunder Bay 2010: Cutting Edge Technology and the Hunt for Lake Huron’s Lost Ships Expedition.
- http://thunderbay.noaa.gov/welcome.html - Web site for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary; includes links to Lesson Plans from the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary; includes grades K - 2 Boat Builder Activity, grades 3 - 5 Photomosaic Activity, grades 3 - 5 Mapping Activity, grades 6+ Mapping Activities, Steamships and Energy Conversions, and Make Your Own Putt-Putt Boat.
- http://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/edufun/book - A free printable book for home and school use introduced in 2004 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of NOAA; nearly 200 pages of lessons focusing on the exploration, understanding, and protection of Earth as a whole system.
- http://monitor.noaa.gov/publications/education - Directions for making a simple underwater robot; from NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.
- http://monitor.noaa.gov/publications/education - A high school chemistry activity from NOAA’s National Ocean Service about conserving artifacts recovered from the U.S.S. Monitor.
- O’Shea, J.M. and G.A. Meadows. 2009. Evidence for early hunters beneath the Great Lakes. Proc Natl Acad Sci 106(25):10120-3; available online at: http://www.pnas.org/content/106/25/10120.full.pdf+html
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NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
Other lesson plans developed for this Web site are available in the Education Section.