In the winter of 1856, a storm delays the lighthouse keeper's return to an island off the coast of Maine, and his daughter Abbie must keep the lights burning by herself.
Grade Range: 6-8
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Duration: 13 minutes
Date Posted: 7/25/2012
Learn about the history of predicting weather in the United States from actor Dwayne Starlin playing Joseph Henry, first secretary of the Smithsonian. Henry played a crucial role in creating a weather prediction service in the United States that became the National Weather Service. The resource includes a teachers guide and student worksheet.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
3B: Consider multiple perspectives.
3C: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships.
3D: Draw comparisons across eras and regions in order to define enduring issues.
3E: Distinguish between unsupported expressions of opinion and informed hypotheses grounded in historical evidence.
3F: Compare competing historical narratives.
3G: Challenge arguments of historical inevitability.
3H: Hold interpretations of history as tentative.
3I: Evaluate major debates among historians.
3J: Hypothesize the influence of the past.