Homeschool Programs

The Mariners’ Museum provides homeschooler students with the opportunity to delve into maritime history and science and to recognize the sea’s impact on their world and on their individual lives.

Pre-registration is required for all homeschool programs. The Mariners’ Museum reserves the right to cancel or change scheduled programs.

 

Civil War Homeschool Day

Friday, April 10, 2015

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

The Civil War has had a lasting impact on American culture.  During this special homeschool day, participants will discuss these some of these impacts by learning about daily life during the time period including games and song, creation of ironclads and other technological advances, events leading to war and how using primary sources can help us understand American attitudes toward war.

Grades and Classes: 

 

Pre-K – 2nd

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM*

During the Civil War, there were many children who decided to join the army as drummer or serve as a ship’s boy in the navy. Participants will learn about what life was like aboard an ironclad, where they slept, food, clothing, and more during this interactive program.

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM*

Before coming the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln grew up in the backwoods of Kentucky. Students will learn about his childhood, becoming president and will make a craft during the program.

 

3rd – 5th

10:00 AM – 11:15 PM*

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 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.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM*

There were new and innovative advancements in fields such as medicine, photography on the battlefield and communications. Students will examine how information crossed the battlefield and eventually ended on the front pages of American newspapers. Students will also have the opportunity to design their message.

 

6th – 12th

12:30 – 1:30 PM*

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 events such as the invention of the cotton gin, the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, and the Election of 1860.

1:30 – 2:30 PM*

Using several forms of primary sources such as important documents, photography and political cartoons, students will investigate various key aspects and understand how the Civil War still affects American culture.

 

*Times subject to change or additional times may be added


Prices:

 

Early Registration, through March 31

Member, Student

$12

Member, Adult

$10

Student

$15

Adult

 $12

Child 3 and under

FREE

April 1 through event date

Member, Student

$17

Member, Adult

$15

Student

$20

Adult

 $17

Child 3 and under

FREE

 

Note: Prices include crafts, activities, classes, and Museum admission. Children 3 and under get free Museum admission and may participate in activities with their older siblings at no additional fee.

 

Click here to register online

 

Come join us in the fall for our Maritime Maker Movement Homeschool Day
Friday, October 16, 2015, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

 

 

Home Educators Resources
Home Educators Resource Directory

This is a fabulous, user-friendly site filled with worldwide comprehensive resources for the home educator.

 

For questions regarding Homeschool Programs please contact:

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