Running the Blockade

Grade Range: 1-6
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials
Duration: 20 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/18/2011

Calling all ships! Play an outdoor game loosely based on Civil War signaling and navy strategy. Part of an OurStory module entitled Full Steam to Freedom, this activity includes game instructions for groups of 3 or more players, discussion questions, and historical background information. OurStory is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of children's literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.

RSS Feed

Related Artifact

related artifact Battle Rattle

Civil War battle rattle used on smaller ships to call all hands to battle stations.

Related book

Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story

Meet Robert Smalls, a man who was born a slave, but made a daring escape and went on to become a ...

Read More