Distance Learning History and Social Studies Programs

Sailing into Educational Adventures - History Programs

The Mariners’ Museum Distance Learning through Interactive Videoconferencing


New Program

Beyond Shackles

Grades 5 - 12
Cost: $125 per session

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.

Virginia SOLs:
VS.1, VS.7(c); USI.1, USI.2(c&d), USI.9 (a,c,d,f); VUS.1(a), VUS.6(e), VUS.7(b&e)

National Standards:
NSS-USH.5-12.4 ERA4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)


New Program

A Nation on the Brink

Grades 5 - 12
Cost: $125 per session

Missouri CompromiseFor 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.

Virginia SOLs:
VS.1, VS.7(a);USI.1, USI.2, USI.8(a,b,c), USI.9(a&c); VUS.1(a), VUS.6(e), VUS.7(b)

National Standards:
NSS-USH.5-12.4 ERA4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
NSS-USH.5-12.5 ERA 5: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)


Hardtack's TITANIC Adventure!

cross staff

K-2nd grade
Cost: $125 per session

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.

 

National Learning Standards:
US History NSS-USH.K-4.3; Geography 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, Music NA-M.K-4.8, NA-M.K-4.9; Economics NSS-EC.K-4.1; English NL-ENG.K-12.1

Virginia Standards of Learning:
History K.2, 2.3; Geography K.3, K.4(a,b,c); K.5(a,b,c); 1.4(a&c); 2.4a; 2.5a; Civics 1.11a; Music K.3; K.4(1,3,4,6); K.12; 1.3(3&4); 1.12; 2.3(3&4); 2.11; 3.11; 3.15; Economics K.7a; 1.8; 2.7; 2.9; English K.6(a,b,c,d); K.10; K.11 (a&b); 1.5(a,b,c); 1.6(f,g,h); 1.12(c,d,f); 2.5(a,b,c); 2.12(a,d,f)


The Age of Exploration

First through twelfth grade
Cost: $125 per session

cross staffThis popular program takes students to a time when half of the world was unknown to the other and the European desire to find a sea route to Asia fueled an Age of Exploration. 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 15th-century Europe.

Students will learn about such explorers as Columbus, Magellan, and Hudson and examine the navigation tools they used to find their way. The program concludes with a look at the previously unknown New World and its abundant resources.

 SOL/ CURRICULUM OBJECTIVE:
History and Social Science: 1.3, 1.7, 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 2.9, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, WG.1, WG.12, WHII.4 


Clash of Armor

watermen

Fourth through twelfth grade
Cost: $125 per session

This program is the perfect complement to any study of the American Civil War. Beginning with a discussion of the Anaconda Plan and the Confederacy’s building of the CSS Virginia, students follow the events leading up to history's first naval battle between two ironclad ships—the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia. Students will learn about the Battle of Hampton Roads and the subsequent fate of the two ships. Included in the program is a discussion of life aboard an ironclad ship. The program concludes with an introduction to NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and an examination of the efforts to recover and conserve artifacts from this historically significant ship.

SOL/CURRICULUM OBJECTIVE:
History and Social Science: VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.9, USII.3, VUS.1, VUS.7


Riding in a Log Canoe

River SceneKindergarden through third grade
Cost: $125 per session

Before the English reached the shores of Virginia and established the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, the mid-Atlantic region was inhabited by the thriving culture of the Powhatan. Using reproduction artifacts, students will explore the world of the Powhatans and learn about their methods of travel, trade, hunting and fishing. 

SOL/ CURRICULUM OBJECTIVE:
History and Social Science: K.1, K.7, 1.6, 2.2, 2.8, VS.2, VS.3, VS.4, VS.5, G 2.4, G 2.8


Pirates

PirateSecond through twelfth grade
Cost: $125 per session

Set sail during the Golden Age of Piracy to learn about the reality of pirates. Students will be introduced to the stereotypical concepts of pirates and discuss where images of hooks, peg legs and eye patches originated. By examining such pirates as Edward Teach, otherwise known as Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Calico Jack, students will learn about the lives of real pirates. Female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny are also introduced along with many of the popular weapons used by these “rogues of the seas.” This program is a perfect complement to the reading of Treasure Island or the study of the early colonial period. Older students will also learn about modern day pirates.

SOL/ CURRICULUM OBJECTIVE:
History and Social Science: 2.5, VS.4, USI.5(c)


Captive Passage: Investigating the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Captive PassageFourth through twelfth grade
Cost: $125 per session

This program begins with a comparison between the European and African concepts of slavery. The early years of racial slavery are examined through an investigation of how European exploration and expansion influenced the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Using pass-around items sent to the school, students will learn how Europeans purchased slaves. Life aboard a slave ship will be demonstrated with an interactive exercise and through the reading of primary source documents. The program concludes with an examination of slavery in the Americas, from statistics of distribution to tasks performed by slaves in the New World.

SOL/ CURRICULUM OBJECTIVE:
History and Social Science: K.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.8, 3.12, VS.3, VS.4, USI.4, USI.5, USI.8, USI.9, USII.5, WHI.10, WHII.4, WHII.5, WHII.8, WG.1, VUS.2, VUS.3, VUS.6, VUS.7


Life at Sea

Life at SeaKindergarten through twelfth grade
Cost: $125 per session

This 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 also learn how sailors spent their working and non-working hours aboard ship.

SOL/ CURRICULUM OBJECTIVE:
History and Social Science: K.1, K.2, 1.6, USI.1, USI.5, USII.1, USII.3, WHII.8, VUS.8

 

 

 

 

 

  

 


Titanic

TitanicFourth through twelfth grade
Cost: $125 per session

The sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage is one of the most infamous of all maritime stories. During this program, students will gain an understanding of early 20th-century society as reflected by the passengers aboard as they learn about the events leading up to its collision with an iceberg and subsequent demise during the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. The program concludes with a discussion of the legacy of the Titanic’s sinking.

SOL/ CURRICULUM OBJECTIVE:
History and Social Science: WHII.8


Sailing into Thanksgiving

Sailing into Thanksgiving

Kindergarten through second grade
Cost: $125 per session

Students can take an imaginary voyage aboard the Mayflower as we discuss why the Pilgrims left their homes in Europe to settle in the New World.

Students will learn about life aboard the Mayflower and in the New World, as well as meet the native people the Pilgrims encountered. We’ll also compare the Thanksgiving we celebrate today with the Thanksgiving the Pilgrims celebrated over 350 years ago.

During the program, students will learn a song about the Pilgrims and make a beaded bracelet to remind them of the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower.

(Due to the interactive nature of this program and the cost for supplies, we request no more than 30 students participate in each session. If more than 30 students will participate, we must charge an additional $25 for up to 25 additional students. For example, up to 30 students - $125; 30 - 55 students - $150; 56 - 80 students - $175. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.)

National Learning Standards
NSS-USH.K-4.1 Understands family life now and in the past, and family life in various places long ago
Understands the history of the local community and how communities in North America varied long ago
NSS-USH.K-4.3 Understands how democratic values came to be, and how they have been exemplified by people, events, and symbols
Understands the causes and nature of movements of large groups of people into and within the United States, now and long ago
Understands the folklore and other cultural contributions from various regions of the United States and how they helped to form a national heritage

Virginia Standards of Learning:
History and Social Science: K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4


Around the World With Santa

santapre-K - 2nd grade
Cost: $125

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.

National Learning Standards:
NL-ENG.K-12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE
NL-ENG.K-12.2 UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
NL-ENG.K-12.5 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
NSS-G.K-12.1 THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS
NSS-G.K-12.2 PLACES AND REGIONS


 

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