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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)

CILC Pinnacle Award Honorable Mention 2013-2014

 

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.”

Age of Exploration (Distance Learning Adaptation)

Grades: K – 12th

Students discover an era when cartographers were still mapping the world and explorers were discovering new landmasses. Museum educators will lead discussions on economic and cultural life of the Old World, the lucrative spice trade, European efforts to chart a sea route to Asia, and other factors that accelerated European interest in exploration. Teachers will be sent spice packets prior to the program so students can handle the spices as the museum educator discusses them. Students will also examine early European exploration of North and South America and the navigational instruments used during the golden age of sail. Be sure to visit our Ages of Exploration Online Exhibition to learn more about early exploration.

Offered: 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 in their small ship the Mayflower. Join us in learning about life on board the Mayflower and how the ship moved. Students will also explore Pilgrim life in America and what inspired them to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Throughout the program, students will make a story bracelet so they will be able to tell others about the pilgrims and the history of this holiday.

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 Monitor 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