Maritime Museum Of San Diego Provides Free Videos and Virtual Lesson Plans for Educators Seeking History and Culture Content and Families Searching New Ways to Learn Together
The Maritime Museum of San Diego has launched this timely online video and lesson plan resource for teachers and parents looking for engaging, educational and entertaining activities for youth distance learning.
EXPLORE (Experiential Learning Online Resources for Educators) studies focus on the story of Cabrillo and his galleon San Salvador which took place during the Age of European exploration.
Already we are receiving extremely positive feedback from teachers on new History of Oceanic Exploration video series, with the first chapter focusing on San Salvador sponsored by TMA Foundation (the educational arm of the non-profit BlueTech.
Of those surveyed:
54% are likely to use the video as part of their teaching curriculum.
63% tell us they video covered curriculum topics discussed in their lesson plans this school year.
Nearly all (91%) would be interested in other videos in this series.
Special feedback to note:
For distance teaching, I will break this apart into 2 or 3 viewings. This is specific to my class. Really great video. Yes, I’ll show this to my students.
With this year being so difficult to teach online, this video was perfect! The students were engaged and loved watching it. It was the perfect length and very interesting! Thanks for doing this! Could we have more?
The EXPLORE program today can be repurposed while we are learning on-line, giving teachers and distance learners California history and culture lesson plans, without leaving their home.
Normally the Maritime Museum of San Diego would be hosting hundreds of classroom field trip and welcoming thousands of school children to the waterfront for these hands-on immersive educational experiences told through the historic ships and award-winning living history staff.
Now with pandemic conditions and uncertainty surrounding opening the Museum and need for effective, engaging distance learning and limited in-person classroom experience, the Museum makes available these easy – to – use digital tools.
The San Diego community watched the galleon replica San Salvador being built right here in San Diego, with the keel laid nearly ten years ago at Spanish Landing. Today San Salvador can be visited dockside (when we reopen) at the Museum as part of the general admission experience, and normally public and educational group sailing programs would be witnessed in the Bay.
The new resource and library of tools for grades 3-5 include:
- Lesson plans
- Image Library
- Interpretive Text Panels
- Downloadable Paper Models
- Exhibit Guide
- Research Publications for Educators
Click here to uncover this content and start exploring today.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
To Be Announced.
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1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA