Sailor's Life at Sea & A Little Poetry

Lesson Plan


  1. Students learn about sailors' everyday life around 1900 by analyzing a poem and recruiting poster.
  2. Students interpret poems and poster art as historical evidence.


  1. Read background sheet, poem, and poster.
  2. Discuss question sheet in groups or complete answers individually.
  3. Classroom discussion to follow.
  4. Students use the historical poem as a model to compose their own poems.
    These poems may be e-mailed to the Museum.


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