Primary Source Workshops
Let 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.
- Grades: 4-12
- Offered: year-round
- Length: 45 minutes
- Group size: Maximum of 12 students per workshop (students can rotate through workshops while other students in the group explore the Museum campus).
- Chaperones: One adult per 10 students required; two are recommended.
- Fees: Admission price per student is $10.50; $5 additional per student for the workshop. For every 10 students one teacher gets in for free; any additional adult chaperones pay $19 each.