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Beyond the Sea: From Europe to the Americas

Target Grade or Age

Grade Level: 1st - 4th

Our talented team of Museum educators are committed to providing an engaging experience that brings SOL-related content to life for your students. We bring passion and energy to each program to ensure the highest level of impact and retention. To learn more about this program, click on one of the format options listed below.

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Duration: 2 hours

How adventurous are you? Would you dare cross an enormous ocean without knowing what lies ahead? European explorers did just that. In this hands-on program, students will learn about life at sea, better comprehend the spice trade, and practice their map skills. Museum educators guide discussions about Christopher Columbus, why he went exploring, and what he hoped to discover. During the program, students will be introduced to primary and secondary sources and reproduction artifacts. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the Museum and engage with objects that connect to the classroom portion.

Duration: 1 hour

How adventurous are you? Would you dare cross an enormous ocean without knowing what lies ahead? European explorers did just that. In this hands-on program, students will learn about life at sea, better comprehend the spice trade, and practice their map skills. Museum educators guide discussions about Christopher Columbus, why he went exploring, and what he hoped to discover. During the program, students will be introduced to primary and secondary sources and reproduction artifacts.

Learning Objectives.

Students will:

  • List multiple reasons for exploration.
  • Identify different types of resources.

 History (VDOE 2015): 

  • 2.1 (a, b, c, g)  2.4 (a)  2.5 (f)  2.6 (a)  2.8

Pricing:

Payment can be made before the program, or we can invoice following your program.

  • Programs at the Museum are $4.50 per student.
    All adults accompanying a field trip are free.
  • Programs at your location are $4.50 per student.
  • Virtual education programs are $125 per program.

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 make your reservations a minimum of two weeks in advance.

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