Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Sailor's Life at Sea & A Little Poetry

Lesson Plan



We created a short activity for your students to complete before visiting the museum. They interpret a poem and recruiting poster that will give them insight into the life of turn-of-the-century sailors when they first joined the Navy and how their lives at sea differed from life ashore.

Reminder: A hands-on discovery box in available at the Museum to teach students about everyday life of an early-nineteenth-century sailor. Students will touch and interpret objects that sailors used in their daily lives at sea. Reproductions of a mess kit, uniform, pipe, and other items fill this sea chest. For information on docent-led educational programs, call the Director of Education and Public Programs at (202) 433-6826.


Published: Sun Aug 07 11:43:41 EDT 2016