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Mystic Seaport School Programs and Teacher Resource Guide 2009-2010 Dear Educators, Welcome to Mystic Seaport’s 2009-2010 School Programs and Teacher Resource Guide. Mystic Seaport—The Museum of America and the Sea—is an experiential education facility and a long time favorite field trip destination. This guide, developed by museum educators and classroom teachers, was created to help educators select and schedule a program, including field trips to the museum as well as school-based visits like our History-to-Go® and Science-to-Go programs. Each guided tour is aligned with individual New England State Curriculum Frameworks for math, science, language arts and social studies. Pre- and post-visit information with activities to augment your Mystic Seaport experience is available on our web site at www.mysticseaport.org/teachers. We understand that arranging a field trip takes a tremendous amount of time and energy. Please contact us with any comments or questions you may have about scheduling a trip to Mystic Seaport. We appreciate the role you play in presenting new ideas and enriching experiences for students, and look forward to working with you and your class. For more information, or to ask specific questions, call us at 860.572.5322.

Mystic Seaport Education Staff

75 Greenmanville Avenue PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 860.572.5322 www.mysticseaport.org/teachers


Ta bl e of Con t e n ts

C. W. Morgan Restoration

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Educators’ weekend

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Mystic Seaport Tour Programs

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Overnights: Ship to Shore Program

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Planetarium programs

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Outreach Programs

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Additional Experiences

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Professional Development

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Educational Resources

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Planning Your Mystic Seaport Experience

Teachers, students, and families alike will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity during the 2009-2010 academic year to view the historic restoration process of the Charles W. Morgan, the oldest wooden

Prices and programs are subject to change.

whaling ship in the world. During this rare but necessary occurrence, school groups may visit the Morgan and see how careful, historic

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restoration is done on a national landmark. Depending on the stage of restoration, not all groups who visit the Mystic Seaport Museum may be able to climb aboard but will instead be able to view her inner workings from a long lost vantage point. Combined with other activities at Mystic Seaport, school groups will gain an even better perspective of the work involved in building a whaleship in the 19th Century.

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educators weekend April 10 & 11, 2010 Each year Mystic Seaport offers an educators’ weekend with free admission for teachers and their families (up to four people total with teacher ID). This is a special opportunity for you to explore the Museum, learn more about our educational programs and find connections that link our classroom with yours.

A Day in 1876 Experiential Program! Recommended for grades 4-6

Immerse your students in the life of a nineteenth century seaport village through hands-on activities and special experiences. They can be apprentices in the Shipsmith, Carve Shop or Print Shop; learn to cook on an open hearth; meet a roleplayer or hear a Chantey performance; make a craft to take home; and board the L.A. Dunton or tour the Village in a horse-drawn trolley. Each student will have the opportunity to try three different activities during the program. Cost is for this program only and does not include admission to the Seaport grounds. If you wish to visit the museum the cost is under the regulations of regular group rates. If you have questions, please contact 860.572.5322 or reservations@mysticseaport.org.

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Grades

4 through 6

Availability

November through March; Thursdays and Fridays

Duration

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (includes travel time between locations and lunch on your own).

Group Size

30 student minimum, 120 maximum

Chaperones

1 adult per 10 students required; 2 are recommended

Fees

$16.00 per person

Deposit

Half the total amount is due 30 days after reservation is received by Mystic Seaport. (non-refundable)

CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standards 1, 2, 3, 4 Math Content Standards 1.1, 3.3 Language Arts Content Standard 1 Science Content Standards 4.1, 5.4, 6.3 (For more state learning standard connections see us on the web.)

DO YOU Need MONEY for field trips? Funding for Focus Tour fees (including museum admission) is once again available for the 2009-2010 school year! Thanks to a generous donation from a private foundation, thousands of students will have the opportunity to visit Mystic Seaport. This year funds will be given out to schools that demonstrate the need for financial assistance. Priority funding will be given to Connecticut schools with the remaining funds being distributed on a first-come-first-served basis to schools outside of Connecticut. Call 860-572-5322 or go to www.mysticseaport.org/teachers for more information and application guidelines. We also partner with the Lyman Allyn Art Museum to cover bus expenses, for schools in Connecticut , if you visit both places on the same day. See page 17 for more details.

“Thank you for providing the funding of costs for admissions and focus tour fees. With budget cuts, we truly appreciate you having given us the means in which to provide such life-long educational experience…” 3rd Grade Teacher, Rhode Island 2


mystic seaport tour programs Mystic Seaport offers two pathways for you and your students to link classroom lessons in history, math, science, literature and art with the Museum’s unique maritime resources through our Guided School Tour and Teacher-Led School Tour programs.

guided school tours Offered September ~ October & April ~ June Guided Tours bring the complexities of the past into sharp focus for students and enrich classroom lessons with real-life experiences. To foster dialogue and encourage differentiated instruction, classes are divided into small groups of 10 to 15 students that are led by an experienced museum educator. The content for each tour is aligned with the Connecticut State Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks for language arts, science, social studies, math and science. For more information regarding state curriculum framework connections see us on the web at www.mysticseaport.org.

Multidisciplinary Tours

Grades

Pre-K through 12

Availability

September through October & April through June

Duration

1 1/2 hours (Pre-K through grade 1 tours are 1 hour).

Group Size

10 student minimum, 135 maximum

Chaperones

1 adult per 12 students required; 2 are recommended.

Fees

$15.50 per person grades 2-12. $7.75 per person grades Pre-K-1.

Deposit

Half the total amount is due 30 days after reservation is received by Mystic Seaport. (non-refundable)

Admission included. (Extra adults $23.00)

Sailor’s Work Recommended for grades Pre-K through 1

“The guide was exceptionally knowledgeable A sailor’s day was long and hard. In this one-hour tour, younger and the students were very engaged. We would students explore the world of 19th-century vessels and crew. not have had the same experience if we had toured the Seaport town on our own.” Students may: 5th Grade Teacher, Connecticut • Visit the L.A. Dunton, a 19th-century fishing schooner used to catch cod, learn about a doryman’s day, and row a dory (on land!); • Explore a cooperage to find out how wooden containers or casks were made, rolled and used as units of measurement; • Listen to a sailor’s story and learn a traditional sea chantey; • Learn how ships were steered, tie a sailor’s knot and find out how sailors predicted the weather.

CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standards 2, 4 Math Content Standards 1.1 Language Arts Content Standard 1 Science Content Standards K.3, 1.4 (For more state learning standard connections see us on the web.)

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Life in a Seaport Town Recommended for grades 2-6 The seaport towns of the 19th century were vibrant centers of commerce in America. The wharves and waterfront streets bustled with the flow of goods and people from throughout the world. Students may: • Explore a 19th-century coastal village and discover how people lived by visiting the Buckingham-Hall House; • Investigate a working shipsmith shop where harpoons and other iron implements were made; • Enter the ship chandlery and learn about the local economy & how vessels were outfitted for long voyages; • Climb aboard one of our historic ships to learn more about the 19th-century whaling industry; • Learn the important 19th-century skill of rope making and how to estimate lengths of rope. This tour may be extended to include a 30-minute accompanying Planetarium Program – Stars and Constellations of the Current Season’s Sky – for an additional $2.50 per person. For an additional $85 for groups of 45 or less, an accompanying on site role player program – Shipmates and Sister Sailors or 19th-Century School Master or Music on the Water – may be added.

Whaling Recommended for grades 2-12 Examine the New England whaling industry aboard the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world. Students may: • Discover how ship owners outfitted 19th-century whaling vessels for three-to-five year voyages;

CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standards 2, 4 Math Content Standards 3.3 Language Arts Content Standard 1 Science Content Standards 3.4, 5.4 (For more state learning standard connections see us on the web.)

• Explore the Charles W. Morgan to see how 19th-century whalers made their livings; • Use a harpoon • Learn about the Charles W. Morgan restoration project; • Use a harpoon & create artwork inspired by the traditional seafaring craft of scrimshaw.

CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standards 1 Math Content Standards 3 Language Arts Content Standard 1 Science Content Standards 5.4 (For more state learning standard connections see us on the web.)

This tour may be extended to include a 30-minute accompanying Planetarium Program—Finding our Way by the Sun and Stars—for an additional $2.50 per person. For an additional $85 for groups of 45 or less, an accompanying on site role-player program—Witness to History: 1876, Shipmates and Sister Sailors, or Music on the Water— may be added.

“I felt like I was sailing the seven seas.” 4

3rd Grader, Rhode Island


Social Studies and Language Arts Black Hands, Blue Seas Recommended for grades 5-8 Investigate the role Americans of African descent played in the maritime industries throughout history. Students may: • Explore selected Mystic Seaport exhibits to learn about the contributions of African-Americans at sea and at home; • Visit the whaleship Charles W. Morgan and learn about the diverse ethnic heritages of a whaling crew; • Tour the Preservation Shipyard to understand the tools and techniques used in building ships; • Learn how a shipsmith works with metals by taking turns pulling a bellow and hammering on hot iron. CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standards 1, 2, 3, 4 Language Arts Content Standard 1 (For more state learning standard connections see us on the web.) This tour may be extended to include a 30-minute accompanying Planetarium Program – Stars of a Voyage to Freedom (Amistad) – for an additional $2.50 per person. For an additional $85 for groups of 45 or less, an accompanying on site chantey program – African Roots of Sea Music – may be added.

““Our classroom preparations for the children only scratched the surface of the topics from which the guides precisely engaged the students in presentations.” 5th Grade Teacher, Connecticut Voyage to America Recommended for grades 3-8 Travel through time and share the experiences of immigrants, ocean traders and explorers as they came to America for the first time. Students may: • Experience the immigration process by traveling through a mock Ellis Island immigration station; • Visit the Voyages exhibit and learn about the journey many immigrants took to come to America, their reception upon arriving here and their integration into American society; • Read and respond to 19th-century journals, letters and diary entries; • Describe and explain some of the reasons people immigrated and relate these reasons to historical movements based on race, ethnicity and class; • Discuss what it means to be a U.S. citizen. CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 Language Arts Content Standard 1

This tour may be extended to include a 30-minute accompanying Planetarium Program – Stars and Navigation by the Great Explorers – for an additional $2.50 per person. For an additional $85 for groups of 45 or less, an accompanying on site role player program – Coming to America: Immigrant Voices – may be added. 860.572.5322 | www.mysticseaport.org/teachers | education@mysticseaport.org

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Science and Math Weather Wise Recommended for grades 4-9 Learn the art and science of measuring and forecasting the weather by utilizing our unique Mystic River locale and historic vessels. Students may: • Identify and demonstrate two simple techniques for measuring weather phenomena; • Describe the importance of weather forecasting onboard ships, historically and today; • Explain how local weather conditions are related to the temperature, pressure and water content of the atmosphere and the proximity to a large body of water. This tour may be extended to include a 30-minute accompanying Planetarium Program – Atmospheric Phenomena – for an additional $2.50 per person. CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standard 4 Math Content Standards 3, 4 Language Arts Content Standard 1 Science Content Standards 4.3, 6.3 (For more state learning standard connections see us on the web.)

force & motion Recommended for grades 4-9 Explore Mystic Seaport’s historic vessels, village and Preservation Shipyard to experience the concepts of force and motion in action. Students may: • Demonstrate how the position and motion of objects can be changed by pushing or pulling; • Use simple machines onboard or on shore to concretely understand mechanical advantage; • Complete an inquiry-based problem-solving activity on how sails harness force; • Tour the Preservation Shipyard to understand the tools and techniques used in building ships.

teacher-led tours Offered all year Teacher-led Tours offer teachers the freedom to handcraft their visits to Mystic Seaport. Groups are encouraged to visit the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whale ship in the world, visit a working shipyard, go back in time to a 19th-century coastal village and experience our current exhibitions such as Voyages: Stories of America and the Sea and Frozen In: Captain Comer and the Hudson Bay Inuit (through October 2009) and The Map Spot. Mystic Seaport offers a daily schedule of activities, demonstrations and performances to enhance your visit. Between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, these activities are especially geared toward students. To help plan your visit log onto the Mystic Seaport web site at www.mysticseaport.org/teachers and select one of the teacherled tour information packets created by the Museum’s education department.

CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standards 1, 2, 3, 4 Language Arts Content Standard 1 (For more state learning standard connections see us on the web.)

Grades

2 through 12

Availability

All year

times

Anytime during museum hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. April-October (Monday-Sunday)10 a.m. – 4 p.m. November – March (Thursday-Sunday only)

Group Size

Unlimited

Chaperones

2 adult per 12 students required

Fees

$10.50 per person Additional chaperones $19.00 each

• Visit the Charles W. Morgan restoration project to see ship building and historic restoration work in action. CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standard 3 Math Content Standards 3.2, 3.3 Science Content Standards 4.1, 5.4, 7.1, 8.1 (For more state learning standard connections see us on the web.) 6

“See? I learned Science at a seaport… you never know what you might learn from a blacksmith.” 3rd Grader, Rhode Island


overnights: ship to shore programs Weekdays, February – May; September – November Experience the flavor of life at sea and on shore as you and your students stay aboard the 1882 square-rigged ship Joseph Conrad by night and explore the village and exhibits of Mystic Seaport by day. Ship to Shore is an intensive three-day, two-night residential program that combines guided tours, small-group workshops, interactive planetarium visits, roleplaying and chantey music presentations with hands-on activities and additional highlights to create a memorable exploration of America’s maritime history.

CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standards 1, 2, 4 Science Content Standard 5.4 Math Content Standard 3 Language Arts Content Standard 1, 3, 4

Groups are invited to solve problems cooperatively, accept new challenges, and discover and apply traditional skills. Programs are focused around central themes chosen by visiting teachers and designed to complement the school curriculum.

Grades

4 through 9

Availability

Weekdays, February through May, September through November. Programs are often scheduled more than a year in advance. Call for availability for the 2009-2010 school year. Reservations for the 2010-2011 school year will begin in February 2010.

Group Size

20 person minimum; 45 person maximum

Chaperones

1 adult per 10 students, chaperones coming under this ratio get in for free

Fees

$190 per person for a three-day, two-night residential program; $140 per person for a two-day, one-night residential program. Prices are inclusive of all admission, meals and program costs.

Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of $30 per person for the 1 night program or $40 per person for the 2 night program is required six months in advance to hold your spot. The balance is due upon arrival.

The program was superb! I feel as though the students were very engaged in learning and took a lot of knowledge about the time period and maritime life. Bravo!

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planetarium programs Planetarium visits complement any Mystic Seaport tour. Since early times navigators used the heavenly bodies to determine their ship’s position at sea. Our planetarium programs illustrate the night sky for students, while providing an in-depth look at navigation and astronomy. In addition to the topics listed below, the planetarium staff is pleased to create a customized program for your class to support your curriculum or interests.

Planetarium Experiences Zoo in the Sky

Grades

Pre-K through 12

Using stories of the animals of the night sky, we take you on a journey among the stars under the planetarium dome. This tour is designed for students Pre-K – 1.

Availability

All year

times

Arranged throughout the day to accommodate group needs 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. April-October (Monday-Sunday) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. November – March (Thursday-Sunday only)

duration

30 minutes

Group Size

No minimum, 84 person maximum

Chaperones

2 adult per 12 students required; additional chaperones, $23.00 each

Fees

$2.50 per person or $85 minimum charge for groups under 34 people

Deposit

Half the total amount is due 30 days after reservation is received by Mystic Seaport. (non-refundable)

Any of the Planetarium Experiences may be lengthened to 50 minutes for a total of $4 per person.

Finding our Way by the Sun and Stars Sun, Stars, Planets

Introduce the ancient art of celestial navigation to your class. Students learn how to determine direction, latitude and longitude by the position of the sun and stars.

Unearth the beauty of science as it helps us understand the stars and solar system. Why doesn’t Earth fall into the sun or the moon into Earth?

Stars of a Voyage to Freedom (Amistad )

Stars and Navigation by the Great Explorers Retrace a historic voyage by using stars to find your location and track your course. Become familiar with early tools and methods of navigation as recorded in historic logs and journals. 8

Experience the changes in the night sky as seen by the Amistad Africans on their return trip to Sierra Leone. Using celestial navigation, students discover how latitude can be determined by using key stars and constellations.


Stars and Constellations of the Current Season’s Sky Discover the beauty of the dark night sky that has inspired poets and guided mariners. Learn how to find the principal stars and constellations and a story or two about them.

Planetarium outreach Let us bring the night sky to you! The Planetarium also offers outreach programs on astronomy, navigation, and weather. These outreach programs can stand alone or be combined with a Mystic Seaport visit.

Atmospheric Phenomena Before weather forecasts were available online, one had to learn the art of reading signs in the sky and on the barometer. Learn some of the basic cloud types and other atmospheric phenomena that can help you tell what weather may be coming.

Planetarium-only Visits If you wish to bring your group solely for a Planetarium program and not visit Mystic Seaport, group rates are $4 per person for 30-minute program and $7.50 per person for 50-minute program. Reservations are required. Admission to the Museum is not included. These programs have no minimum and an 84-person maximum. CT Framework Connections Social Studies Content Standards 1, 2, 3, 4 Science Content Standard 5.3, 5.4, 8.3 Math Content Standard 3 (For more state learning standard connections see us on the web.)

Grades

Pe-K through 12

Availability

All year

times

Anytime during museum hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. April-October (Monday-Sunday)10 a.m. – 4 p.m. November – March (Thursday-Sunday only)

Group Size

No minimum, 84 person maximum

Chaperones

2 adult per 12 students required; additional chaperones, $19.00 each

Fees

30 minutes $4.00 per person 50 minutes $7.50 per person

Grades

Pre-K through 12

Availability

All year

times

Arranged throughout the day to accommodate group needs

duration

30 minutes

Group Size

30 students (classroom sized groups)

Chaperones

At least 1 adult.

Fees

$175 per program plus travel expenses. Up to two additional presentations may be scheduled on the same day at the same time for $80 per program.

Deposit

Half the total amount is due 30 days after reservation is received by Mystic Seaport. (non-refundable)

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outreach programs

History-to-Go®, Science-to-Go and Role player In-School Programs Imagine transporting the sights and sounds of a 19th-century whale ship into your 21st-century classroom. In our History-to-Go®, Scienceto-Go and roleplayer In-School Programs, Mystic Seaport Educators bring Mystic Seaport’s collections to your classroom through a variety of programs. Programs can be tailored to be suitable for multiple ages groups and are designed for classroom-size groups. They are not suitable for assemblies or large groups.

History-to-Go®

Whales, Whaling and Whalers

History-to-Go ® programs can be tailored to suit multiple age groups. Each program meets the Connecticut Framework Standards for Social Studies History Content (Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4) and for Language Arts Content (Standard 1).

Recommended for grades Pre-K - 12 In this program, students use the tools of the whaler and learn their stories. A harpoon, samples of baleen, in addition to other artifacts and primary documents illustrate the dangerous and exciting work of 19th-century whalers.

Animals On Board! NEW! Recommended for Pre-K- 1 Using images from our museum collections, students will explore the role of animals on board ships of all sizes. From mascots to personal pets, animals have provided companionship and positively impacted the quality of life on board for sailors. Young learners will get an opportunity to take an active part in story time with the Museum teacher.

A Sailor’s Life Recommended for grades Pre-K-2 Using artifacts, primary documents and historical photographs from Mystic Seaport collections, a museum educator guides students as they unpack a sailor’s sea chest. Young people use the objects in the sea chest like clues and piece together a picture of what a sailor’s life would have been like more than 100 years ago.

Around the world Recommended for grades 5-8 Travel the globe in a sailing ship through the logs of the Picton Castle and artifacts the crew brought back from a recent voyage around the world. Play musical instruments from Panama, open a “Lombok” box from Bali, and touch a scrimshaw ostrich egg from South Africa. Students will trace the Picton Castle’s journey on a map of the world, see photographs of the trip, and learn that life on a sailing ship today is not much different than it was on the Charles W. Morgan 150 years ago. In addition to meeting the Connecticut Framework Standards for Social Studies History Content (Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4), this program also meets Social Studies Geography Standard 9 and Social Studies Economics Content Standard 15.

Music on the Water Recommended for grades Pre-K-12 Sailors not only sang as they worked, they often passed their few hours of rest with song as well. Their music tells stories about life at sea and ashore—stories best learned by joining in a chorus, picturing the events in a ballad or by using a chantey as a tool to help accomplish hard work. Learn these songs and sing along with one of Mystic Seaport’s renowned musician educators.

Science-to-Go® Learn about the world of science with Mystic Seaport’s new Scienceto-Go program. The Museum’s Planetarium is currently creating new Science-to-Go programs, please call or visit our web site (www. mysticseaport.org/teachers) for more information.

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Weather: Oceans of Air and of Water What is weather? How is wind made? How does wind affect water? Using hands-on activities, youth actively explore and discover how weather affects their environment. This program targets students in grades 4-8 and meets the Connecticut Framework Standards for Science Content (Standards 4.3 and 6.3).

Solar System Want to know more about the world we live in? To do this, one must understand the stars. Using hands-on activities, students can learn basic navigation techniques, observe the changing positions of planets with respect to the basic star patterns, discover the cause of the moon’s phases, find out why the visible evening star patterns change over the course of a year and investigate the cause of the seasons. This program serves students in grades 4-8 and can be customized to illustrate specific standards in the Connecticut Framework for Science Content (Standards 4.1, 8.1, 5.3, 8.3, 6.3, 5.4).

Grades

Pre-K through 12

Availability

September-June

times

Arranged throughout the day to accommodate group needs

duration

45-60 minutes

Group Size

30 students (classroom sized groups)

Chaperones

At least 1 adult.

Fees

$175 per program plus travel expenses. Up to two additional presentations may be scheduled on the same day at the same time for $80 per program.

Deposit

Half the total amount is due 30 days after reservation is received by Mystic Seaport. (non-refundable)

Roleplayer Programs Mystic Seaport roleplayers use accurate costumes, artifacts and the experiences of 19th-century people to bring history to life.

Coming to America: Immigrant Voices Costumed roleplayers, depicting first- or second-generation immigrants from countries such as England and Italy share treasured objects from their cultures and fascinating stories about their personal experiences of coming to America. Learn about the hardships of the sea voyage, the arrival process and the challenges immigrants faced in being accepted into America society.

Witness to History: 1876 America’s Centennial, 1876, was an exciting time for the men and women of the maritime world. Hear about their adventures at sea and around the world, the struggle for sailors’ rights and the activities of Mystic’s citizens as America celebrated its first hundred years.

A Mystic Seaport role player can be added to any program for an additional fee of $50.

“I learned that no matter how you live, you can have a pretty good life.” — 5th Grader, Connecticut 860.572.5322 | www.mysticseaport.org/teachers | education@mysticseaport.org

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additional experiences For an additional fee, classes may take a cruise on the steamboat Sabino, tour the historical 19th-century coastal village in a horse and carriage, interact with a Mystic Seaport roleplayer or experience the traditional instruments and songs of the Museum’s chantey singers. These activities can be tailored to suit all grade levels.

Steamboat Sabino June – October Enjoy a 30-minute cruise down the Mystic River on Sabino. One of the last coal-fired passenger steamers in operation in the United States, Sabino was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992.

fees

$5.50 per adult, $4.50 per student. Advance reservations can be made through Centralized Reservations.

Duration

30 minutes.

Group Size

30 student maximum

times

Every hour on the half-hour beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Horse and Carriage Ride April – November Experience Mystic Seaport’s 19th-century coastal village from the back of a horse-pulled carriage. One of three draft horses, Everest, Mike or Duke, leads your class on a slow-paced tour that enables students to contemplate a life before cars. Carriage drivers provide background and additional information about the 19th-century coastal village to enrich your experience.

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fees

$5 per person, tickets can be prepurchased for $4 per person by calling reservations at 860-572-5322.

Duration

10 to 12 minutes

Group Size

12-16 students per carriage, two carriages can be run at a time with advanced notice.

times

Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


on site Roleplayer and Chantey Programs Offered year round Roleplayers and chantey singers use accurate costumes, artifacts and the true experiences of 19th-century people to bring history to life. A role-player or chantey singer augments any Mystic Seaport experience by enabling students to talk with a person situated in the 19th century.

fees

$85 per program

Duration

45 minutes

Group Size

45 student maximum

times

Any time during Museum hours

Shipmates and Sister Sailors Learn new perspectives on coastal or shipboard life in the 19th century as a costumed roleplayer from 1876 sparks a lively discussion of challenging experiences and problems of the period.

Witness to History: 1876 America’s Centennial in 1876 was an exciting time for the men and women of the maritime world. Hear about their adventures at sea and around the world, the struggle for sailors’ rights and the activities of Mystic’s citizens as America celebrated its first hundred years.

Music On the Water Sing along with one of Mystic Seaport’s renowned musician educators. Sailors not only sang as they worked, they often passed their few hours of rest with song as well. Their music tells stories about life at sea and ashore—stories best learned by joining in a chorus, picturing the events in a ballad or using a chantey as a tool to help accomplish hard work.

african roots of sea music Learn about the rich heritage of sea music—where it came from, who sang it and why. Students will sing along with Mystic Seaport’s renowned musician educators as they learn about the origins of the sea chantey.

Coming to America: Immigrant Voices Travel through time as a costumed roleplayer uses storytelling, artifacts, and primary sources to tell the personal story of an immigrant or first-generation American. Why did people leave their homelands? What did they encounter on their passages? How did they adapt to America?

19th-Century Schoolmaster Experience 19th-century education with a costumed roleplayer in the Boardman School, a one-room classroom built in the late 1700s for the town of Preston, Connecticut, and now preserved on the Museum grounds. Students become 19th-century school children as they learn lessons on reading, ciphering, geography and mental arithmetic with Mystic Seaport’s 19th-century schoolmaster.

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professional development for educators Mystic Seaport professional development programs provide teachers with behind-the-scenes tours and thematic workshops that correlate the Museum’s vast collections with classroom curriculum.

Workshops show teachers how to utilize the Museum and its collections in their classrooms through active participation and interaction with a variety of experts, primary documents and exhibition objects. Mystic Seaport is an accredited provider of Connecticut Continuing Education Units and teachers receive professional development points for their participation.

SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS In-Service Programs

Planetarium Workshops

Mystic Seaport provides workshops for primary and secondary school teachers. Sessions may occur at your school or on Museum grounds. Workshops focus on utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to illuminate history. Topics include maritime history, use of primary documents in the classroom and how to use a museum as a teaching resource. Two-to-four hour programs are available with .2-.4 CEUs. Museum Teachers are also available to do short presentations at teacher meetings.

The planetarium offers workshops for primary and secondary school teachers in astronomy and math. Workshops use an interdisciplinary approach to integrate your current science program to include reading, writing, social studies and math. Programs may be tailored to meet your school system’s curriculum development needs. Hands-on and planetarium programs are included for each workshop. Two-to-four hour programs are available with .2-.4 CEUs.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS Munson Institute The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport offers dynamic and challenging graduate-level courses in American maritime history. During a six-week summer session, students may take up to three courses for graduate credit or CEUs. Course selections include America Goes to Sea, Maritime History and Independent Research. The seventeen acres of Mystic Seaport serve as a unique campus for the courses. In addition, students attend field seminars in New London, Stonington and Newport. Anyone with a strong personal and academic interest in the sea may apply. For more information, please call 860.572.0711, ext. 5049.

TEACHER RECOGNITION The Orion Award for Excellence in Experiential Education Each year, Mystic Seaport celebrates one or more teachers for their commitment to utilizing the Museum’s collections, programs and learning resources to create meaningful and innovative learning experiences for their students. To learn more about the Orion Award or to nominate a teacher for an award please visit the Orion Award web site at www.mysticseaport.org/ORION.

teacher RESOURCES Mystic Seaport offers a variety of educational resources for purchase through the education department to augment your tour experience. To find out more about Mystic Seaport’s publications, videos and interactive compact discs visit www.mysticseaport.org/teachers.

860.572.5322 | www.mysticseaport.org/teachers | education@mysticseaport.org

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planning your mystic seaport experience Mystic Seaport serves more than 30,000 students each year through our on site, outreach and class programs. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have to simplify your scheduling process with the Museum.

How to schedule an on site tour or school-based visit Contact

Deposits

Make your tour reservation by calling 860.572.5322 weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm or by e-mailing to reservations @mysticseaport.org.

Guided Tours, Outreach, & On-site Roleplayers and Chantey Programs: deposit of half the total amount (non-refundable) is due 30 days after reservation is made with Mystic Seaport. Planetarium: $25 non-refundable deposit

Group Size Guided Tours: 10 person minimum and 135 person maximum Teacher-led Tours: No minimum or maximum numbers Planetarium: 25 person minimum and 84 person maximum Outreach programs can accommodate 25-30 students per presentation with a maximum of three presentations per day.

tour Fees Includes Admission.

Subsidies Through our Education Sea Chest program, fee waivers are available to special needs groups requiring financial assistance. Requests must be submitted in writing on company letterhead to Museum Education, Mystic Seaport, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355.

Guided Tours: $15.50 per person for Grades 2-12 (2 hour tours); $7.75 per person for Pre-K – Grade 1 (1 hour tours), (extra adult $23.00) Teacher-Led Tours: $ 10.50 per person (Extra adults $19.00)

Availability

outreach Fees

guided tour Times Sept.-Nov. & April-June

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History-to-Go and Science-to-Go: Programs are $175, plus traveling expenses. Additional programs on the same day at the same site are $80 per program.

Optional On-site Fees Planetarium Experiences: are $2.50 per person for a 30-minute program or $4 per person for a 50-minute program in conjunction with a museum visit. Planetarium only visits are $4 per person for a 30-minute program and $7.50 per person for a 50-minute program.

Our Fall and Winter schedules are flexible. In the Spring, if your group can come in the afternoon, we can almost always give you your first choice on dates.

Guided tours are 1 1/2 hours in length but the tours are spaced into 2 hour time slots (one-hour time slots for Pre-K-1) and are scheduled to begin at 10 am and 12:30 pm. Self-guided tours and Outreach programs can be scheduled throughout the day. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Confirmation Written confirmation will be sent to you upon scheduling your tour. Educators’ guides with information and activities to augment your tour experience are available at www.mysticseaport.org/teachers.

Steamboat Sabino Rides: $5.50 per adult and $4.50 per student Horse and Carriage Rides: $5 per person on site or $4 per person when purchased in advance Role players and Chantey Programs: $85 per 45-minute program

weather Tours run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. 16

Cancellations If you must cancel a tour, please call us at 860.572.5322. Deposits are non-refundable. Mystic Seaport serves more than 30,000 students each year through our on site, outreach and class programs. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have to simplify your scheduling process with the Museum.


Lunch

Transportation Expenses

Groups are welcome to picnic on the museum grounds. Mystic Seaport provides storage lockers to hold lunches. Although Mystic Seaport has a restaurant, teachers have found it easier to bring lunches or reserve boxed lunches through the Museum’s catering service (860.572.0711, ext. 4028). In inclement weather, students may eat in the Galley or Boatshed. From December through mid-March the galley is closed to the public but can be opened as a lunch space for groups with advanced notice. Please request it when making your reservation.

The Mystic Seaport Museum has partnered with the Lyman Allyn Art Museum to bring teachers the opportunity to take their students on a field experience without breaking the budget! If your school visits both the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and Mystic Seaport on the same day your buses could be paid for! Each year the Lyman Allyn Art Museum raises thousands of dollars for their Yellow Bus Fund, which pays for transportation for school groups that would otherwise not be able to afford to visit. PLEASE NOTE – Schools located within New London County may be eligible to have the full amount paid for their buses. Schools located outside of New London County may qualify for half the cost of their buses. For more information contact Jane Seney, Director of Education, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, at (860) 443-2545 x110 or seney@lymanallyn.org.

Chaperone Policy One adult is required—two are recommended—for every 12 students. Chaperones are required to stay with their group at all times and are responsible for the safety and behavior of all students. For Guided Tours, a maximum of two adults per 12 students is allowed at the student rate of $15.50. Additional adults are $23.00 per person. For Teacher-led Tours, a maximum of two adults per 12 students is allowed at the student rate of $10.50. Additional adults are $19.00 per person. For specific chaperone information please visit us on the web at www.mysticseaport.org/teachers

Methods of Payment Non-refundable deposits for Guided Tours, Planetarium Experiences and special programs are due within one month from making a reservation, with the balance due upon arrival. Check: School or organization check made payable to Mystic

DO YOU Need MONEY for field trips? Funding for Focus Tour fees (including museum admission) is once again available for the 2009-2010 school year! Thanks to a generous donation from a private foundation, thousands of students will have the opportunity to visit Mystic Seaport. This year funds will be given out to schools that demonstrate the need for financial assistance. Priority funding will be given to Connecticut schools with the remaining funds being distributed on a first-come-first-served basis to schools outside of Connecticut. Call 860-572-5322 or go to www.mysticseaport.org/teachers for more information and application guidelines. We also partner with the Lyman Allyn Art Museum to cover bus expenses, for schools in Connecticut , if you visit both places on the same day.

Seaport Museum, Inc. and mailed to Mystic Seaport, Group Reservations, PO Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355. charge: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. purchase order: Hard copy issued by Board of Education

and mailed to the Mystic Seaport Finance Department at Mystic Seaport, PO Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355.

Access and Special Needs Mystic Seaport strives to be accessible to all visitors. However, some, not all, of our buildings and ships are wheelchair accessible. For the best experience, leaders of groups with special needs will want to plan their visit with Museum staff by calling 860.572.5322.

directions Mystic Seaport is conveniently located midway between New York City and Boston in Mystic, Connecticut. Take Interstate 95 to Exit 90. Proceed one mile south on Route 27 to Mystic Seaport’s South Parking Lot. Parking is free.

C H A R T U your U C O U R S E All proceeds support Mystic Seaport, a not-for-profit educational institution, dedicated to creating a broad, public understanding of the relationship of America and the Sea. Accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Prices and programs are subject to change.

860.572.5322 | www.mysticseaport.org/teachers | education@mysticseaport.org

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PENCIL US IN. A spring weekend at Mystic Seaport always gets an “A.� Not to mention a couple of pluses - Educators Weekend, April 10 & 11, 2010, gives you a special opportunity to explore our educational programs, finding the connections that link our classroom with yours. Admission is free for school staff and their families (up to 4 people). For details, call 860.572.5322 or visit mysticseaport.org.

Mystic Seaport Museum Education PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355-0990

Mystic Seaport Student Program & Teacher Resource Guide 2009-2010  

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