To fight Mexico, the United States had to mobilize, equip, and transport a large force, including
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites
Date Posted: 7/19/2012
In this activity, students will enlist and experience the life of a young sailor aboard USS CONSTITUTION during the War of 1812. Students will scrub the deck, haul on lines, steer the ship, work the guns, tell tall tales, and perhaps sneak a game of dice during your leisure time. If the player does well, she'll rise through the ranks and eventually captain her own gun crew.
Students can also explore the ship and learn about the daily lives of the 450 sailors who lived and worked in these crowded spaces. Sailors recount their lives in their own words, and vivid, detailed drawings and playful text by world-renowned artist Stephen Biesty and writer Richard Platt let students explore all of USS Constitution's nooks, from the dark hold to the top of the tallest mast and everywhere in between.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)
Standards in History (Grades K-4)
Topic 3: The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and Values and the People from Many Cultures Who Contributed to Its Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage
4C: The student understands historic figures who have exemplified values and principles of American democracy.
4D: The student understands events that celebrate and exemplify fundamental values and principles of American democracy.
4E: The student understands national symbols through which American values and principles are expressed.