Naval History and Heritage Command

U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

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For Grades Ten through Twelve

For more information download the Museum Field Trip Packet. 

Field Trip Packet [PDF 2.5 MB]

10th - 12th Grades: Guided Museum Tour

The Museum Historian provides a guided tour of the Museum exhibits. On the tour, high school students will work in teams to answer history questions and puzzles as they move through the Museum's galleries. The Museum uses the California History Social-Science Framework to develop activities and programs.

Estimated Time 2 - 2.5 hours
Classroom Pre-Work Bias in the Media: Propaganda and WWII
Program Itinerary
  • Essential Tour – 90 minutes (see tour options by grade level below)
  • Lunch (not provided by Museum) - 30 minutes 
Chaperone Requirements The Museum requires a 1:10 ratio of chaperones to students. All students must stay with a chaperone at all times.
Post-Visit Lesson Investigative Reporting: Writing Breaking News Stories


Please email or call 805-982-1249 to book your field trip today. All reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Download and complete the  Education Program Request form to book your group.

Education Program Request [PDF, 961 KB] 


The Seabee Museum has developed specialized tour programs for each grade level. The Museum uses the California History Social-Science Framework to develop activities and programs.

10th Grade: How did technology affect—influence and impact—WWII?

10th grade students, will take a deep-dive into history. Students will pay close attention to changes and improvements in transportation and personal protective gear in order to critically think about the war. Students will answer the question, “How has military advancement in technology saved lives?”  Students will determine what was the single most important piece of technology during the war and conduct a brief presentation. Students will view and be provided access to videos, primary and secondary sources, as well as Seabee personal protective gear from WWII to present. 

11th Grade: Minority Voices

Students will engage with an educator or docent on a guided tour that highlights the experiences of minorities during WWII. They will critically examine artifacts for context clues and meaning. They will learn how Museum curators preserve artifacts and use them to tell a thematic story and give voice to new perspectives. Students will go behind the scenes and tour the Seabee Museum collections and archives with a Museum curator.

12th Grade: On the Record!

Twelfth grade students analyze primary and secondary source documents to build a case and answer the question, “Are Seabees Humanitarian Workers or Tools of Foreign Policy used to Combat Terrorism?” Students will tour the Seabee Museum archives and conduct research with Museum archivists in order to take a position, build a case, and defend their argument. 

Published: Fri May 10 08:08:11 EDT 2019