Lessons


SCIENCE – Have students use visual thinking strategies to learn about museum objects and navigation.
(Grades K – 4, 5 – 8, 9 – 12)
SCIENCE – Learn how salt effects the density of water with this quick-and-easy experiment found with items around the house.
(Grades K – 4)
SOCIAL STUDIES – Students will learn about racial tensions in 1940s Detroit, the fight to desegregate the SS Columbia, and the role of Thurgood Marshall.
(Grades 9 – 12)
MATH/ART –
students will demonstrate their understanding of basic shapes by using several cut out shapes to form a ship.
(Grades PreK – 1)
Savannah lounge interior
ART – Learn about color in interior design with this lesson about Jack Heaney and the design of the NS Savannah.
(Grades 5 – 8, 9 – 12)
SOCIAL STUDIES – Learn about Italian immigration to Rhode Island on board the Fabre Line.
(Grades 9 – 12)
SCIENCE/ENGINEERING – Conduct a sink or float experiment and then test buoyancy by building Lego boats.
(Grades K – 4)
SOCIAL STUDIES – Learn the difference between primary and secondary source through the first black owned and operated steamship company, the Black Star Line.
(Grades 6 – 8, 9 – 12, college-level)
MATH – Calculate percent increase and decrease with trade statistics. (Grades 9 – 12)
CHEMISTRY – Try this lab practical based on a boiler operator handbook.
(Grades 9 – 12)
SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES – Teach students the history of immigration and disease in the late 19th c and early 20th c.
(Grades 6 – 8, 9 – 12)
ART – Teach soft slab ceramics based on the interior design of the Fall River Line. (Grades 9 – 12)
Merida shipwreck
MATH – Use property lost in a shipwreck to calculate losses. (Grades 9 – 12)
MATH – Calculate the midpoint in ocean crossings. (Grades 9 – 12)
MATH / SOCIAL STUDIES – Calculate spending and learn about the Great Depression. (Grades 9 – 12)
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ART – Students can view paintings to understand the transition from sail to steam power.
(Grades 9 – 12)
SCIENCE – Have your students create an experiment to see what materials keep items colder longer.
(Grades K – 4, 5 – 8, 9 – 12)
TECH / CS / ENGINEERING – Click on this cipher to view a lesson on how to encode and decode secret messages.
(Grades 9 – 12)
ENGINEERING / CS – Make aluminum boats to learn how CS is a fundamentally problem-solving discipline.
(Grades 5 – 8, 9 – 12)
ENGINEERING – Try this adapted lesson used in a STEM class based on the aluminum foil boat experiment.
(Grades 5 – 8)

Activities

“Lifeboat for Parents” is a Just for Fun activity that includes maritime coloring sheets and Titanic word searches!
(Great for all ages)
Learn about the fascinating history of the sinnet knot in maritime and fashion, then make your own friendship bracelet.
(Great for all ages!)
Learn how to tie the most used knots in sailing and maritime history.
(Great for all ages!)

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