Naval History and Heritage Command

U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

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For Grade Five

For more information download the Museum Field Trip Packet. 

Field Trip Packet [PDF 2.5 MB]


5th Grade: Exploring History Through Art

Men in the Seabees used mixed media to create plaques to represent themselves. The plaques were often representations of where the men were from in the United States, the type of jobs they performed for the Navy, or illustrated where they were stationed overseas. In small groups, fifth grade students will assemble a found object sculpture (as assemblage) or a mixed media two-dimensional composition that reflects who they are and communicates a theme. Students are encouraged to bring a recyclable object or special item from home that may be repurposed as part of the art piece.


Estimated Time On-Site 3 hours
Classroom Pre-Work

Each student must bring at least one recyclable or an object from home with special meaning that may be repurposed as part of the mixed media art project.

Program Itinerary
  • Essential Tour - 45 Minutes
  • Mixed Media Art Activity Activity - 45 minutes
  • Lunch (not provided by Museum) - 30 minutes 
  • Art Presentations- 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 Activity Participate in our Classroom Plaque Challenge. Classes who have completed a field trip to the Seabee Museum are encouraged to design a plaque as a class. Tell us who you are! We will post your classroom plaque pictures to the Seabee Museum website and on our Twitter page.

Please email  seabeemuseumvisitor@navy.mil 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] 

Published: Thu May 09 13:30:54 EDT 2019