Before the Mast Overnight
Grades 4-5

Maritime Field Trip 18 hours

Travel back in time in this award winning program to the seafaring world of Richard Henry Dana Jr.’s Two Years Before the Mast. Students sign aboard as greenhands for a two year “voyage” from Boston to Alta California in the 1830s. While immersed in early California history and working with a variety of dynamic historical characters, students gain skills in cooperative learning, teamwork, and communication as they hoist cargo, row long-boats, raise sails, stand night watch, swab the decks, and sing chanteys.

4th:HSS 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5; AS CST 1, 2; RE 1, 2; HI 1, 2; LA LR 3.0; SF 3.1; NA 3.2, 3.3
5th: HSS 8.5; AS CST 3, 4; RE 3, 4; HI 3, 4; LA LR 3.4; SF 3.1; NA 3.2, 3.3