Video Conferencing

The Mariners’ Museum offers education programs to students across the nation and the world. Through Interactive Video Conferencing, we can present programs to your students no matter where you are located. No need to arrange for buses or collect permission slips. All programs are interactive, with students participating in activities with the Museum educator, all in real time. And all you need is video conferencing equipment or software, or a computer with an internet connection.


Ways to connect:

  • Traditional H.323 video conferencing equipment such as Polycom, Tandberg (CISCO), of Lifesize, or each company’s compatible desktop software.
  • ZOOM Cloud-based video conferencing. Through this simple, free download, you can connect to The Mariners’ Museum in a matter of minutes. (Check with your technology department to confirm that a download is permitted and there are no firewall issues)

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P585 Man tonging for oysters in Tilghman Island, Maryland.

P585 Man tonging for oysters in Tilghman Island, Maryland. Photo by A. Aubrey Bodine

Chesapeake Bay: An Estuary in Crisis

Grades: 5th – 9th

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. Its watershed encompasses 64,000 square miles, is home to 17,000,000 people, and includes all or portions of six states. The Bay is also home to approximately 3,600 plants and animals and serves as an economic and recreation resource for humans. But the Bay is suffering. During this program, students will examine the resources of the Chesapeake Bay, from the years before early European settlement to today. By exploring the changes in the Bay over time, students will discover the factors that have contributed to its decline. The program concludes with a discussion of the changes students can make in their daily lives to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, or any other watershed in which they may live.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Science: 5.1c, 5.1d, 5.1h, 5.5c, 6.7, 6.9, LS.5, LS.6, LS.8, LS.10b, LS.10c, LS.11d, LS.11e, ES.6, ES.8d, ES.8e, ES.8f, ES.10e, BIO.8e
History: VS.1i, VS.2, VS.3
Geography: WG.2b

Next Generation Science Standards
5-PS3-1, 5-LS1-1, 5-LS2-1, 5-ESS3-1, MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-4, MS-LS4-5, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, MS-ESS3-5

National Science Standards

NS.5-8.1, NS.5-8.3, NS.5-8.6, NS.5-8.7, NS.9-12.3

Common Core Standards
Program correlates to all Common Core Standards for Science and Technical Subjects


Development of this program was funded in part by the CHESAPEAKE BAY GATEWAYS NETWORK; linking individuals with ways they can enjoy and protect the Chesapeake Bay.

www.baygateways.net


The loss of the Pennsylvania, New York Packet Ship, the Lockwoods Emigrant Ship. Artist Samuel Walters.

LP0352 The loss of the Pennsylvania, New York Packet Ship, the Lockwoods Emigrant Ship. Artist Samuel Walters.

Hurricanes: Predicting Disaster

Grades: 4th – 9th

Hurricanes are one of the most powerful forces on Earth. During this program, students learn about the characteristics of hurricanes, what causes strengthening or weakening, other natural forces affecting hurricane behavior, and the impact these storms have at sea and on the land. At the conclusion of the program, a storm tracking exercise reinforces learned concepts as students plot a storm as it crosses the Atlantic and approaches land.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Geography: WG.2, WG.12
Science: 4.6, 5.6, 6.3e, 6.5d, 6.6, LS.11d, LS.11e, ES.2a, ES.10, ES.12

National Science Standards
NS.K-4.4, NS.K-4.6, NS.5-8.2, NS.5-8.6, NS.9-12.6

Next Generation Science Standards
4-ESS3-2, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, MS-ESS3-5, HS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2-4, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-5

Common Core Standards
Program correlates to all Common Core Standards for Science and Technical Subjects

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1592, by Abraham Ortellius.

G1015.077c0 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1592, by Abraham Ortellius. Detail of the Victoria from the plate “Maris Pacifici.”

The Age of Exploration

Grades: K – 12th

This popular program takes students on an imaginative journey through time. They will explore an era when cartographers were still mapping the world and mariners were discovering new landmasses, thus fueling the desire for knowledge and riches. Museum teachers will lead discussions about the economic and cultural life of the Old World, present spices for hands-on examination, and discuss the importance of these spices to those cultures. Other factors that accelerated the interest in exploration are also examined. Students will see and handle navigational instruments spanning the period from ancient times to the golden age of sail. Be sure to visit our Ages of Exploration Online Exhibition to learn more about early exploration.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOLs/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: 1.3, 1.7,2.9,3.2, 3.3, 3.8, VS.1, USI.1, USI.4, USI.5, WHI.1, WHII.1, WHII.2, WHII.4, WHII.5, VUS.1, VUS.2, VUS.3
Geography: K.4, K.5, 1.4, 1.6, 2.5, 2.6, 3.5, 3.6, WG.1, WG.2, WG.3, WG.4, WG.5, WG.6, WG.7, WG.12
Science: K.2, 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 4.8, 5.1, ES.1
Math: 3.5, 3.15, 3.16, 3.18, EPF.1

National SOLs
NS-K-4.5, NSS-EC.K-4.6, NSS-EC.K-4.7, NSS-G.K-12.4, NSS-USH.5-12.1, NSS-USH.5-12.1, NSS-USH.5-12.2, NSS-WH.5-12.6

Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH: 6-8.1, 6-8.2,6-8.4, 6.-8.6, 6-8.7, 6-8.9, 6-8.10, 9-10-1, 9-10-2, 9-10.3, 9-10-4, 9-10.5, 9-10.6,9-10.9, 11-12.1, 11-12.2, 11-12.4, 11-12.5, 11-12.6, 11-12.7, 11-12.8, 11-12.9, 11-12.10


The Mayflower

“Cross section of Mayflower.” Illustration by Barbara Wright, 2006.

Sailing into Thanksgiving

Grades: K – 2nd

Leaving England for the New World, the Pilgrims sailed across the ocean on their small ship the Mayflower. Join us in learning about life on board the Mayflower and how the ship moved. Students will also learn about the Pilgrims and their life in America, and what inspired them to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Students will have an opportunity to make a story bracelet so they will be able to tell others about the Pilgrims.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: K.1, K.2, K.6,, 1.1, 2.3, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9
Geography: K.3, 1.6

National SOLs
NSS-USH.K-4.1, NSS-USH.K-4.3

Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.: K.2, K.3, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9, 3.10


USS <em>Monitor</em> and Merrimac, First Fight Between Ironclads, 1886 by Julian O. Davidson.

LP2956 USS Monitor and Merrimac, First Fight Between Ironclads, 1886 by Julian O. Davidson.

Exploring the Civil War Through Primary Sources

Grades: 3rd – 12th

In this program students will use primary sources to delve into a period of national turmoil and rapidly evolving wartime technology. The development of ironclad ships during the American Civil War was a technological advance that would forever change the face of naval warfare. Using artifacts, personal correspondence, historical artwork, and official documents, students will examine the story of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia and the first major battle between two ironclad vessels. Students will also be introduced to the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and discover how the wreck site is being excavated and artifacts are being recovered and conserved here at The Mariners’ Museum.

Offered: Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: USI.1, USI.9, WHII.1, WHII.9, VUS.1, VUS.7, VS.1
Geography: USI.2
Science: 5.4, 6.5, PS.2, CH.4

National SOLs
NSS-USH.5-12.5

Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH: 6-8.1, 6-8.2,6-8.4, 6.-8.6, 6-8.7, 6-8.9, 6-8.10, 9-10-1, 9-10-2, 9-10.3, 9-10-4, 9-10.5, 9-10.6,9-10.9, 11-12.1, 11-12.2, 11-12.4, 11-12.5, 11-12.6, 11-12.7, 11-12.8, 11-12.9, 11-12.10


Around the World with Santa

Around the World with Santa

Grades: Pre-K – 2nd

Connect in to the “North Pole” where Santa has agreed to take some time from his busy December schedule to read A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas to your students. Santa will also teach students about geography as he talks about his plans for Christmas Eve. As part of the program, students will be able to complete a passport for Santa so they can remember all of his stops.

Offered: At Museum, Interactive Video Conferencing, Seasonal

National SOLs
NL-ENG.K-12.1, NL-ENG.K-12.2, NL-ENG.K-12.5, NSS-G.K-12.1, NSS-G.K-12.2

To book a program, contact:

Distance Learning
(757) 591-7745
distancelearning@MarinersMuseum.org

 

We also accept bookings through cilc.org