Curriculum & Lesson Plans

Teachers from the Eastern North Carolina area participated in the week-long training institute at Cape Lookout. Lesson plans were drafted during the institute, and edited using feedback from faculty and staff. The final versions are uploaded here, for use in conjunction with North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study. These materials are free to download, reproduce, and use in the context of teaching and classrooms.

CURRICULUM 1: “Horse Genetics and Evolution,” prepared by David Caccavaro, HJ MacDonald Middle School
Grades: 6-8
Area: Science

  • Science: 8.L.4, 8.L.4.1, 8.L.4.2 NGSS: MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-4, MS- LS1-5
  • NGSS: MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-4, MS- LS1-5


CURRICULUM 2: “Past, Present, and Future,” prepared by Nancy Hoffman, MCS Noble Middle School

Grades: 6-7
Area: Social Studies, Science

  • Science: 8.L.3, 8.L.3.1, 8.L.3.2
  • Social Studies: 6.H.1.1, 6.H.2.2, 7.H.1.1, 7.H.1.3, 8.H.1.2, 8.H.1.3, 8.H.1.4, 8.G.1.2, 8.G.1.3, 8.C&G.2.2
  • NGSS: ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-2, MS-LS2-1, L.S2.A, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4


CURRICULUM 3: “Horses and Humans: Shackleford Horses Unit,” prepared by Jennifer Ameigh, Sand Ridge Elementary
Grades: 3-6
Area: Science, English/Language Arts

  • Science: 4.L.1.2, 4.L.1.4, 5.L.2.2, 5.L.3.2
  • ELA: W.3.8, RI3.7, L.3.6, RI.4.1., RI.4.4, RI.4.7, RI.5.1, RI.5.4
  • NGSS: 3-LS2, 3-LS4, 4-LS1, 5-ESS3