Education Programs

The Mariners’ Museum provides engaging student programs designed to enhance and supplement classroom instruction. Whether participating in a program at The Mariners’ Museum, having a museum educator come to your classroom, or via interactive video conferencing, students benefit from engaging, hands-on, cross-curricular educational experiences that bring history, science and language arts to life.

All educational programs meet Virginia Standards of Learning, National Standards of Learning, Common Core, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Programs are available Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. Special accommodations can be made for evening and weekend programming.

 

See a program you like? Check out more information including descriptions and SOLs by going to our Science, History and Language Arts tabs.

Education Programs Flyer Aug_2014

 

Education Programs Flyer 2014 (PDF)

The Great Wave off Kanagawa after an original by Hokusai

LP1281 The Great Wave off Kanagawa after an original by Hokusai

Tsunamis: Mighty Harbor Waves

Grades: 5th – 12th

Tsunamis don’t happen often, but when they do, their impact can be devastating. During this program, students journey from the Earth’s core to the ridges and valleys of the sea floor as they learn about the underlying causes of tsunamis. As part of the program, students explore how the Earth was formed, the materials that compose her layers, plate tectonics and how underwater quakes influence waves and at times evolve into massive tsunamis. The program concludes with a graphing exercise for younger students or a tsunami prediction exercise for older students.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Geography: WG.2, WG.3, WG.12
Science: 5.1, 5.2, 5.6, 5.7, 6.1, PS.8, PS.9, ES.2, ES.7, ES.10, ES.11, ES.13, CH.1f, CH.1g, PH.7, PH.8, PH.9, PH.12
Math: 5.1, 5.4, 5.5, 5.10, 6.7

National Science Standards
NS.5-8.1, NS.5-8.2, NS.5-8.4, NS.5-8.5, NS.9-12.1, NS.9-12.4, NS.9-12.6, NS.9-12.7

National Generation Science Standards
MS-PS3-2, MS-PS3-4, MS-PS4-1, MS-PS4-2, MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-4, HS-PS4-1, HS-PS4-5, HS-ESS1-5, HS-ESS1-6, HS-ESS2-1, HS-ESS2-3, HS-ESS2-5

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


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 – 8th

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. Learn more about the Chesapeake Bay.

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.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-ESS3-1, MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-4, MS-LS4-5, MS-LS4-6, 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

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


Coupe d'un vaisseau dans sa largeur. Engraver Robert Benard

LP0195 Coupe d’un vaisseau dans sa largeur. Engraver Robert Benard

Buoyancy: What Makes a Boat Float?

Grades: 5th – 8th

What are the properties of water that help a boat to float? How do hull design and construction factor into seaworthiness? This educational program focuses on the science of buoyancy and utilizes construction skills to assess the students’ ability to make a boat float. Identification of hull designs and construction techniques by means of a small craft scavenger hunt round out the class.

Offered: At Museum

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Science: 5.1, 5.4, 6.4, 6.5, LS.1, LS.6, PS.2, ES.1, CH.5, PH.1, PH.3, PH.4

National Science Standards
NS.5-8.1, NS.5-8.2, NS.9-12.1

Next Generation Science Standards
5-PS1-1, 5-PS1-2, 5-PS1-3


<em>Monitor</em> Engine, before and after sediment removed.

MNMS2001.003.230A Monitor Engine. The Mariners’ Museum conservators removed nearly 10 tons of archaeological sediment from the surface of the USS Monitor’s main steam engine, revealing the original surfaces for the first time in over 140 years.

Chemistry of Conservation

Grades: 5th – 12th

In 1862, the first battle between two ironclad ships occurred during the American Civil War; within a year of that battle, both ships lay beneath the waves. Over 100 years after she sank, the wreck site of one of those ships, the USS Monitor, was discovered off the coast of North Carolina. Protected by the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, a division of NOAA, artifacts have been recovered and brought to The Mariners’ Museum for conservation. Through discussion and experimentation, students will learn about the chemistry involved in the conservation of these historic artifacts. Development assistance for this program was provided by NOAA and the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.

Offered: At Museum, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOLs/Curriculum Objectives
Science: 5.6, 6.5, PS.4, PS.11, CH.1, CH.2, CH.3, CH.4, CH.5, PH.1, PH.4, PH.11c, PH.11d
History: USI.9, VS.1, VS.7, VUS.7

National Science Standards
NS.5-8.1, NS.5-8.6, NS.9-12.1, NS.9-12.2, NS.9-12.5, NS.9-12.7

Next Generation Science Standards
5-PS1-3, MS-PS1-2, MS-PS1-4, MS-PS1-5, MS-PS2-3, HS-PS1-1, HS-PS1-2, HS-PS1-4, HS-PS2-5, HS-ESS2-5


Ocean Current

Ocean Current

Messages on the Waves: Tides and Currents

Grades: 4th – 12th

Ocean currents and tides affect our weather, travel at sea, and the movements of marine life. They can also have an effect on our ability to communicate. Explore the motion of the ocean as we examine the currents and tides, the factors that influence them, and how people have put them to use for commerce and communication.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Science: 4.6, 4.8, 5.6, 6.3, 6.5, 6.8, ES.3, ES.10, ES.12

National Science Standards
NS.K-4.4, NS.5-8.2, NS.5-8.4, NS.9-12.2, NS.9-12.4

Next Generation Science Standards
4-ESS2-2, 5-PS2-1, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS2-2, MS-PS2-4, MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3, MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS2-6, HS-ESS1-4, HS-ESS1-5, HS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2-5


Blue crab sits atop a crab pot in Urbanna, Virginia. Photo by John Pemberton, 2002.

WOC70 Blue crab sits atop a crab pot in Urbanna, Virginia. Photo by John Pemberton, 2002.

Blue Crabs of the Chesapeake Bay

Grades: K – 8th

The Chesapeake blue crab has a complex life cycle. From hatching to death, the blue crab takes on many forms, each with its own special needs. Students will become acquainted with the biology of the blue crab and its role in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. To enhance their understanding of the blue crab, students will be invited to examine and handle specimens of this crustacean.
(Due to the seasonal availability of blue crabs, this program is offered April through October only.)

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Seasonal (Spring, Summer, Fall)

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Science: K.1, K.6, K.7, 1.1, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1d, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, 3.10, 4.5, 4.9, 5.5, 6.7, 6.9, LS.4, LS.6, LS.8, LS.9, LS.11
History: VS.2

National Science Standards
NS.K-4.3, NS.K-4.6, NS.5-8.3, NS.5-8.6

Next Generation Science Standards
K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-3, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS3-2, 3-LS4-2, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, 5LS2-1, MS-LS2-3


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 (formerly Big Winds, Big Waves: the Science of Hurricanes)

Grades: 4th – 12th

This science based program explores the forces behind the development of tropical systems. Students will explore the life cycle of a hurricane, from its beginnings as a disorganized system of clouds and rain to the storms that can cause devastation to coastal and inland communities around the world. We’ll investigate storm surge, which is the deadliest part of a hurricane, and discuss what makes it so destructive. The students will then take part in a hands-on, interactive scenario, in which they will explore what it takes to prepare their “town” for a hurricane.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Geography: WG.2, WG.3, WG.12
Science: 4.6, 5.6, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, LS.11d, LS.11e, ES.2a, ES.6d, ES.10, ES.12

National Science Standards
NS.K-4.4, NS.K-4.6, NS.5-8.2, NS.5-8.4, NS.9-12.4, 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

<em>Monitor</em> crew cooking on the deck of the USS Monitor, July 9, 1862, by James F. Gibson. Pictured: Siah Carter.

MS16-038 Worden Album. Monitor crew cooking on the deck of the USS Monitor, July 9, 1862, by James F. Gibson. Pictured: Siah Carter.

Beyond Shackles

Grades: 5th – 12th

During this program, students will investigate the African American experience in North America, from the first Africans to arrive in Spanish territories during the 1500s to the various roles played during the American Civil War. By the mid-nineteenth century, not every African American was a slave; some were spies, some abolitionists, some were free, some worked on the Underground Railroad, and some even served in the militaries of both sides.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.2, USI.8, USI.9, VUS.1,VUS.6, VUS.7

National SOLS
NSS-USH.5-12.4, 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


Missouri Compromise

The Missouri Compromise

A Nation on the Brink

Grades: 5th – 12th

For many years prior to the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the United States had been embroiled in social, economic and political turmoil. Students will examine the impact of key events leading up to the secession of the southern states prior to the American Civil War. Focus will be placed on the invention of the cotton gin, the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, and the Election of 1860.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: USI.1, USI.8, USI.9, VUS.1, VUS.6, VUS.7, VS.1, VS.7

National SOLs
NSS-USH.5-12.4, 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


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. Third grade and above 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


hristopher Columbus leaving Palos, Spain. Artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida.

Q050 Christopher Columbus leaving Palos, Spain. Artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida.

Christopher Columbus & The Great Exchange

Grades: 3rd – 12th

When Columbus sighted land in 1492, he had no idea of the impact European plants, animals, and diseases would have on the native species of the Americas. In return, animals and foods from the New World changed life for those in the Old. Imagine a time without chocolate! That was one of the items traded between two worlds in the Great Exchange. Examine the different kinds of exchanges made and how they impacted the cultures and lives of the people from 1492 to today.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: 3.3, 3.8, USI.1, USI.4, VUS.1, VUS.3, WHII.1 WHII.2, WHII.4,
Geography: 3.5, USI.2

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


Natives making their boat

E141.B91c-P14 Lintrium Consiciendorum ration XII. Burning out a log canoe from “A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia.” The 1590 Theodor de Bry Latin Edition.

Riding in a Log Canoe

Grades: K – 3rd

Before the English reached the shores of Virginia, our area was inhabited by a thriving culture of Native Americans. With the interpretation of artifacts and gallery exhibits, your class can explore the world of the Powhatans. Students will examine their methods of travel, trade, hunting, and fishing, as well as learn about the daily lives of men, women, and children in Powhatan society.Be sure to visit our Chesapeake Bay: Our History and Our Future Online Exhibition to learn more about the world of the Powhatans.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: K.1, K.2, K.7, 1.4,1.6, 2.2,, 3.5 d,VS.1, VS.2, VS.3, VS.4
Geography: 1.6, 2.4, 2.5

National SOLs
NSS-USH.K-4.1, NSS-USH.K-4.2, NSS-USH.K-4.4

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


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


Hardwood sea chest with wrought iron locking mechanism, hinges, and decorative studs. Circa 1600.

2005.25.01. Hardwood sea chest with wrought iron locking mechanism, hinges, and decorative studs. Circa 1600.

Life at Sea

Grades: K – 12th

This exciting program literally opens a sailor’s sea chest and allows students to investigate items that would have been carried and used by a typical 19th-century sailor. Students will discover items such as clothing, food, eating utensils, tools, and musical instruments. Students will learn a craft in a hands-on experience that illustrates the daily life of a sailor. The program material will be adapted to meet the requirements of the grade level of the students. Be sure to visit The Monitor: History and Legacy Online Exhibition to learn about the life of 19th century sailors onboard a navy ship.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: K.2, K.6, K.7, 1.1, 1.7, 1.8, 2.3, 2.9, 3.8, USI.1, USI.5, CE.14, WHII.1, WHII.2, WHII.7, WHII.9, VUS.1,
Geography: K.3, K.4, K.5, 1.4, 1.6, 2.6, 3.5, 3.6, USI.2, WG.1, WG.3, WG.6, WG.7, WG.9M WG.12

National SOLs
NSS-USH.K-4.1

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


Blackbeard. From the rare book, "The buccaneers and marooners of America: an account of the famous adventures and daring deeds of certain notorious freebooters of the Spanish Main." Author A.O. Exquemelin.

F2161E9-1891 Blackbeard. From the rare book, “The buccaneers and marooners of America: an account of the famous adventures and daring deeds of certain notorious freebooters of the Spanish Main.” Author A.O. Exquemelin.

Pirates

Grades: 2nd – 9th

This program introduces students to the lives and adventures of the pirates, both men and women, who raided the East Coast and the Chesapeake Bay. Students will examine some of the reasons for piracy, the myths and lore of pirates, and the history of piracy. Typical pirate weapons and examples of the money in use during that time are presented, as well as slides of the pirates and their signature flags.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: 2.3, 2.9, 2.10, 3.9, USI.1, USI.5, CE.11, WHII.1,
Geography: 2.5, 3.5, VS.2, USI.2, WHII.2

National SOLs
NSS-G.K-12.1, NSS-G.K-12.4, NSS-USH.K-4.2, NSS-USH.K-4.3, NSS-USH.5-12.2, NSS-USH.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


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.

Clash of Armor: The Battle of the Monitor and the Virginia

Grades: 5th – 12th

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 from the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, Museum teachers will introduce students to the development of ironclad ships and history’s first ironclad-to-ironclad combat. Students will also be introduced to the MonitorNational Marine Sanctuary and discover how the wreck site is being excavated and artifacts are being recovered and conserved here at The Mariners’ Museum. Be sure to visit The Monitor: History and Legacy Online Exhibition to learn more about the Battle of Hampton Roads.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, 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


APB118V68 Titanic Departing Southampton.

APB118V68 Titanic Departing Southampton. The Titanic in mist pulling away from Southampton. Eldredge Collection.

Titanic

Grades: 3rd – 12th

The moving stories of the Titanic’s passengers and crew are told using visual images and hands–on reproduction items. Students will examine the ill-fated ship and the lives of the people onboard her, and the events surrounding her 1912 sinking.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: USII.6 (b), WHII.9, WG.5, WG.6, WG.8, WG.9

National SOLs
NSS-USH.K-4.3, NSS-USH.5-12.7, NA-M.K-4,8, NA-M.K-4.9, NL-ENG.K-12.1, NSS-EC.K-4.1

Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL: 4.6, 4.7, 5.2, 5.3, 5.7; 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


"Tight Packing" from the rare book, "The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the Africa Slave-Trade by the British Parliament, 1808" by Thomas Clarkson.

HT1162.C6c “Tight Packing” from the rare book, “The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the Africa Slave-Trade by the British Parliament, 1808″ by Thomas Clarkson.

Captive Passage: Investigating the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Grades: 5th – 12th

This hands-on program will help students discover how the institution of black slavery shaped the history, culture, and commerce of four continents over the course of five centuries, and how its impact is still felt today. Drawing heavily on primary source material, students will identify the economic, cultural, and racial origins of the slave trade. Firsthand accounts of the slave trade by enslaved Africans, slave traders, and abolitionists will give students the chance to explore the human side of this “peculiar institution.” Reproduction artifacts and musical instruments give students the opportunity to explore firsthand the transference of African culture across the Atlantic to the Americas. Through the use of maps and other teaching materials students will examine the Triangle Trade, and come to a better understanding of the role slavery played in the development of the Americas.Middle school and high school students are encouraged to bring to their museum experience questions they may have about the history of slavery, the impact the trade had on enslaved Africans, and the development of the societies of those that enslaved them. Museum Educators will facilitate discussion and discovery in this lively, hour-long program.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: K.1, K.7, 1.10, 2.7, 2.8, 2.11, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 3.8, 3.11, 3.12, VS.1, VS.3, VS.4, , USI.1, USI.4, CE.1, 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, 3.4, 3.5, WG.1, WG.3, WG.4, WG.7, WG.9

National SOLs
NSS-USH.5-12.2, NSS-USH.12-3, NSS-USH.5-12.4

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


Be sure to visit our Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas Online Exhibition to learn more about the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

vfhThis program is made possible by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy as part of its African-American Heritage Program which includes the African-American History in Virginia Grant Program. Through these programs, the Foundation seeks to increase understanding of African-American history in Virginia, to promote research and documentation, and to encourage people from all parts of the nation and the world to visit these sites.


Hardtack the Mouse

“Hardtack has his eye on you.” Illustration by Barbara Wright, 2007.

Hardtack’s TITANIC Adventure

Grades: K – 2nd

Hear the adventurous tale of Hardtack-the-Mouse as he sets sail for America aboard the R.M.S.Titanic! We’ll retrace his trip as he meets passengers, explores the ship, and eventually makes it safely to New York City after surviving aboard a lifeboat when the ship sinks.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOLs/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: K.2, K.7, 1.8, 2.3, 2.7, 2.9
Geography: K.3, K.4, 1.4,1.11, 2.4, 2.5
English: ENG-K.6, K.10, K.11, 1.5, 1.6, 1.12, 2.5, 2.12, 3.11
Music: Music: K.3, K.4, K.12, 1.3, 1.12, 2.3, 2.11,3.11,3.15

National SOLs
NSS-USH.K-4.3m NSS-G.K-12.1, NSS-G.K-12.2, NSS-G.K-12.4, NSS-G.K-12.5, NSS-G.K-12.6, NA-M.K-4.8, NA-M.K-4.9, NSS-EC.K-4.1, NL-ENG.K-12.1

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


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

Anansi

Anansi and other African Tales

Grades: K – 3rd

Through the ages, Africans have used storytelling to teach life lessons, entertain, and explain the workings of the world. In this entertaining and educational program, students will listen to stories and learn how African storytellers incorporated music to help tell their tales. They will then become part of the storytelling by using their own handmade musical instruments as they discover how stories crossed the Atlantic to the Americas.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOLs/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: K.2, 3.1, VS.1, VUS.3
English: ENG-K.1, 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.5
Music: Music: K.1, K.4, K.7, 1.1, 1.4, 1.11, 1.12, 2.1, 2.5, 2.8, 2.10, 3.7, 3.11

National SOLs
NSS-USH.K-4.1, NSS-USH.K-4.3, NSS-USH.K-4.4, NSS-G.K-12.1, NSS-G.K-12.2, NL-ENG.K-12.1, NL-ENG.K-12.2, NL-ENG.K-12.3, NL-ENG.12.9, NL-ENG.12.9

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


Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theater of the World), 1596 by Abraham Ortelius, 1527-1598.

G1015.O77cO Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theater of the World), 1596 by Abraham Ortelius, 1527-1598.

Tales Across Two Seas

Grades: K – 12th

Stories abound in every culture. They are used to explain the world, to teach lessons, and to preserve history. When Christopher Columbus and the early explorers first landed in the New World, they began a cultural exchange whose influence was felt the world over. The tradition of storytelling was not beyond this influence.Through this interactive program of storytelling and music, students will explore the similarities and differences within the converging European, African and Native cultures around the world.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOLs/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: K.1, K.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, VS.1, USI.3, USI.4, WHI.1
English: ENG-K.1, 1.1, 2.1, 5.1, 6.4

National SOLs
NSS-USH.K-4.1, NSS-USH.K-4.3, NSS-USH.K-4.4, NSS-G.K-12.1, NSS-G.K-12.2, NSS-WH.5-12.1, NSS-WH.5-12.2, NSS-WH.5-12.3, NSS-WH.5-12.4, NSS-WH.5-12.5, NSS-WH.5-12.6, NL-ENG.K-12.1, NL-ENG.K-12.2, NL-ENG.K-12.3, NL-ENG.K-12.9, NL-ENG.K-12.11, NL-ENG.K-12.12, NA-T.K-4.1, NA-T.K-4.2, NA-T.5-8.1, NA-T.5-8.5

Common Core Standards
NSS-USH.K-4.1, NSS-USH.K-4.3, NSS-USH.K-4.4, NSS-G.K-12.1, NSS-G.K-12.2, NSS-WH.5-12.1, NSS-WH.5-12.2, NSS-WH.5-12.3, NSS-WH.5-12.4, NSS-WH.5-12.5, NSS-WH.5-12.6, NL-ENG.K-12.1, NL-ENG.K-12.2, NL-ENG.K-12.3, NL-ENG.K-12.9, NL-ENG.K-12.11, NL-ENG.K-12.12, NA-T.K-4.1, NA-T.K-4.2, NA-T.5-8.1, NA-T.5-8.5

Students groups will enjoy exploring The Mariners’ Museum with one of our tours designed especially for children. This is the perfect way for scout groups, daycare centers, and other student groups to enjoy the Museum.

To schedule your Gallery Hunt please contact:

Education Department
(757) 591-7745
education@MarinersMuseum.org

Grades: 3rd – 12th

This innovative search through The Mariners’ Museum challenges students to collect information by answering questions about artifacts in each gallery. Students will enjoy our paper-and-pencil quest as they journey through our 80,000 square feet of exhibit space. This museum scavenger hunt can be taken as a docent-guided journey or as a self-guided activity.

Grades: Pre-K – 2nd 

Young visitors to the Museum can take an active role in this scavenger hunt created just for them. A treasure chest handout reveals wonders in each gallery of the Museum. With the help of an adult, our youngest friends can explore the Museum and sharpen their treasure hunting skills.

Grades: K – 12th

Wear your walking shoes for a five-mile walk along the Noland Trail. If you want to walk less and see more, use our scavenger hunt and take the time to look for and identify the plants, trees, birds, and animals you encounter around Lake Maury. Enjoy the scenery and start a journal of all you see.

SOL/ CURRICULUM OBJECTIVE:
Science: K.1, K.5, K.6, K.7, K.8, K.9, 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.10, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 4.8, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, LS.4, LS.6, LS.7, LS.9, LS.10, BIO.1

Pricing

*At the Museum $8.50 per student
Outreach $8.50 per student
Interactive Video Conferencing $125 per program

*We require one teacher and/or adult chaperone for every ten students participating in a field trip to The Mariners’ Museum. Additional chaperones or accompanying parents are welcomed to join us, but will be charged the student rate of $8.50 per person.

 

Payment

Payment must be received as follows:

Museum Visits or Museum Outreach 

Payment must be received before or no later than the day of your program unless other arrangements have been made at the time of booking. Payment can be made using cash, check, Mastercard, VISA, American Express or Discover.

Interactive Video Conferencing

Payment can be made prior to the connection or we can invoice following your program.

 

If you have questions regarding payment or would like to pre-pay for your program, please contact:

Education
(757) 591-7745
education@marinersmuseum.org

Reservations are required for all programs and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs fill quickly in the fall and spring, so try to make your reservations a minimum of two weeks in advance. 

Programs offered by The Mariners’ Museum align with SOLs, National Standards of Learning, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of classroom teachers and students. Programs listed as being for all grades are adjusted to the grade level of the students participating in the program.

To Book a Program, or if you have questions please contact:

Education Department
(757) 591-7745
education@marinersmuseum.org