Educational Resources

Education Resources at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Education Planner for Teachers

For a list of educational programs offered by HRNM, download our education planner. Many programs can be brought to the classroom.

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Image of Submarine USS Norfolk as LEGO model.

Brick by Brick, HRNM's LEGO® Shipbuilding Plans

If you ever wanted to build your own ship using LEGOs®, here is your chance! Museum staff have produced eight sets of plans, complete with a parts list and step-by-step instructions.

Gunboat CSS Nansemond Higgins Boat Landing Craft Battleship USS Connecticut Battleship USS Maine Submarine USS Norfolk Ironclad USS Onondaga Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger Battleship USS Wisconsin
The Arsenal of Democracy: St. Juliens Creek Annex Lesson Plan

The Arsenal of Democracy: St. Juliens Creek Annex Lesson Plan

St. Juliens Creek Annex was a major U.S. Navy munitions center in both World War I and II. During World War I, it produced the majority of the naval mines used by the Navy during the 1918 North Sea Mine Barrage. By the beginning of World War II, it had become a central part of the Navy's logistic infrastructure in the Hampton Roads area. The enclosed lesson plan will guide students towards a better understanding of St. Juliens Annex's importance to the Navy, the local community and our victories in both World Wars.

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Kiskiack Lesson Plan

Kiskiack Lesson Plan

The name "Kiskiack" is a Virginian Algonquian word for a village site and small Powhatan tribal group located on the present day Naval Weapons Station at Yorktown, Virginia. Kiskiack is also the name of a very early 18th century brick building located on the Naval Weapons Station at Yorktown. This brick structure, which is the oldest building owned by the U.S. Navy, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Supporting the Searchers Lesson Plan

Supporting the Searchers Lesson Plan

During the dark early years of World War II, Norfolk Naval Air Station played a vital role in turning the tide of the Battle for the Atlantic. With German submarines sinking ships just off the American coast almost at will, the U.S. Navy urgently needed to expanded their seaplane and air patrol facilities here in Hampton Roads. In 1942, the Navy built Seaplane Hangars 1 and 2 to help house a Fleet Air Wing which was organized to patrol for and find the enemy submarines. These hanger facilities enabled the Navy to maintain a seaplane force, which had by 1944 helped drive the German submarines from American waters.

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1907 Jamestown Exposition Lesson Plan

1907 Jamestown Exposition Lesson Plan

The 1907 Jamestown Exposition was one of many grand world's fairs held in the United States in the early part of the United States. Constructed to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Jamestown colony, planners brought together commercial, historic, and social justice displays from across the country. Ships from many nations participated in a grand international naval review.

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