Primary Source Workshops

Primary Source WorkshopLet your students become history detectives during their next field trip to Mystic Seaport! Using artifact analysis guided questions, students work in teams or as a class analyzing groups of primary source documents and other artifacts.

For students in grades 4-7 we emphasize what primary sources are and how to analyze them. For students in grades 8-12 we delve deeper into specific themes relating to key American maritime topics including the changing perception of whales over time, immigration, and adventures at sea.

This program specifically meets the Common Core reading standards for literacy in history/social studies, standards 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9.