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  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Pirates and Privateers

    Students raid a merchant ship as Privateers and examine the goods they have captured

    A hands-on program where students take on the role of a Pirate or Privateer in the American Revolution and raid an enemy merchant ship! Exploring the goods they've captured and determining how much they would have to pay in taxes, students learn the difference between being a Pirate versus being a Privateer, the importance of taxes, and the role of Privateers in the American revolution while visiting the historic Custom House and the tallship Friendship of Salem.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Math,Social Studies
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Preschoolers in the Park

    Preschoolers make Fish Prints in our Sea Creatures program

    Preschoolers in the Park programs consist of a Story time, an activity engaging with one or more park resources, and a craft activity. They are offered on a variety of topics and are geared towards children ages 2-6.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Math,Science,Social Studies
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Sets Sail

    Finding out what a sailor, an officer, and a captain carried with them to sea!

    Through hands-on activities and guided exploration on shore aboard the tall ship Friendship of Salem and at sea aboard Schooner Fame, students will discover how the enterprise and daring of Salem's merchants, mariners, and privateers transformed the town from a small fishing settlement into a center of world trade. Students will gain an understanding of the crucial role Salem played in the establishment of America and the growth of the new nation.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-General
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Entrepreneurs, Geography, Government, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, History, Maritime History, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Transportation, War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    Massachusetts Grade 5
    Economics
    12. Entrepreneur
    13. Profit
    14. Supply and demand
    History:
    5.11 Maritime commerce
    5.33 China trade
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    The Immigrant Experience in Salem, 1910

    Letters, photos, and sheet music from Polish and French Canadian Immigrants

    Students examine primary sources to determine what life was like for immigrants living in Salem in the early 20th century.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies

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Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Phone:

(978) 740-1650

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