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Lighthouses Around the World

The second grade students at the Mildred L. Day School in Arundel, Maine are studying about lighthouses in their state for an integrated curriculum unit. Michael Richards, their technology teacher/integrator is setting up a wiki with pictures of different lighthouses in Maine.


Let's use this wiki to expand the learning for Michael's students and share photographs and information about lighthouses from around the world. Look for unique lighthouses so the students can compare them to the lighthouses of Maine. They will compare similarities and differences.


When posting a picture of a light house

  • Tell the location and some information about the lighthouse

  • Let us know who you are, twitter/plurk name and where you are from

  • If you are using pictures from flickr or other sources, please cite the owner of the photo.


Table of Contents

How a Fresnel Lens Works
This is best viewed with Quicktime Plug-in 2.0 and Quicktime 3. It will work (at a lower quality) with Quicktime Plug-in 1.0

Lighthouse Directory
You can find information and links for more than 10,400 of the world's lighthouses. Updated regularly.

Photo Gallery from PBS
These are photo galleries from the PBS shows, Legendary Lighthouses I and II. Photos are organized by geographical area in
the US.

U.S. Coast Guard for kids (and teachers)
This site includes links for coloring book, Coast Guard mascots, Teacher's Guide for teaching USCG history, a Teacher's Guide
for teaching lighthouses in K-4, a gallery of lighthouse images

Webquest, pc tune up
This Webquest was designed for 5th graders but, I think that with support, and by working collaboratively, younger students
will be able to successfully complete it.