Teacher Resources

The wreck reports, articles, photographs and artifacts on bostonshipwrecks.org can support classroom teaching and learning through the use of primary source materials.

We hope teachers will consider planning a field trip to the Hull Lifesaving Museum so that students can enjoy a hands-on experience of Boston Harbor's maritime history. More information about class visits is available at: http://www.hulllifesavingmuseum.org/programsandworkshops.html#Childrenst...

The following Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks align well with the content of the site:

PreK-K.5 Retell stories that illustrate honesty, courage, friendship, respect,
responsibility, and the wise or judicious exercise of authority, and explain how
the characters in the stories show these qualities. (C)

1.8 After reading or listening to stories about famous Americans of different
ethnic groups, faiths, and historical periods describe their qualities or
distinctive traits. (H, C)

2.10 After reading or listening to a variety of true stories about individuals
recognized for their achievements, describe and compare different ways
people have achieved great distinction (e.g. scientific, professional, political,
religious, commercial, military, athletic, or artistic). (H) (Joshua James)

3.8 On a map of Massachusetts, locate the class’s home town or city and its
local geographic features and landmarks. (G)

3.9 Identify historic buildings, monuments, or sites in the area and explain
their purpose and significance. (H, C)

3.12 Explain how objects or artifacts of everyday life in the past tell us how
ordinary people lived and how everyday life has changed. Draw on the services
of the local historical society and local museums as needed. (H, G, E)
Classroom Worksheet Available: http://bostonshipwrecks.org/sites/default/files/worksheet_docs/ulrica_wo...

4.11 Describe the climate, major physical features, and major natural
resources in each region (New England coastal geography and climate)

5.11 Explain the importance of maritime commerce in the development of the
economy of colonial Massachusetts, using the services of historical societies
and museums as needed.
(H, E)
A. the fishing and shipbuilding industries
B. trans-Atlantic trade
C. the port cities of New Bedford, Newburyport, Gloucester, Salem, and Boston