Sailor's Life at Sea & A Little Poetry

Lesson Plan

Objectives:

  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.

Instructions:

  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.

Materials:

These materials may be reproduced.