Revolutionary Voyage
Grade 5

Maritime Field Trip 18 hours

Participating as a new “greenhand” sailor transporting much needed supplies to General George Washington’s army in 1777, students will appreciate the bravery and spirit of those who risked their lives, facing countless dangers as they pursued the American ideals of free trade. Working together, learning how to defend and maintain the ship, handle sails, navigate, provide provisions and medical care under the looming threat of British attack, students will reflect on the political, social, and economic ideas and interests that affected the colonists during the Revolutionary War. Students will experience the trials of a typical boy in a time when even mundane pursuits (like a career at sea) meant having to take bold and courageous steps for freedom and democracy.

5th: HSS 5.2.1, 5.5.1, 5.5.4, 5.6.1, 5.6.3, 5.6.4, 5.7.5, 5.7.6; S 1a, 3a, 4a; VPA Music 3.0-3.4; Theater 2.0, 2.1,5.0,5.1