The voyages of ships and boats link San Francisco with the region, the nation, and the world.
The people who have made these voyages shaped the nature of the city and defined its place in American history and culture.
The six lessons in this unit explore the connections between people, maritime history and the development of California.
The lessons are based on the artifacts, photographs and ideas found in the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. They relate directly to exhibits in the park visitor center.
These lessons can be used to enhance your visit to the park, and in the classroom. They connect to the California State Education Content Standards and Framework for Grades 4-6.