Welcome Teachers! The USS Constitution Museum is committed to providing teachers with the tools and support they need to teach about USS Constitution and the War of 1812 both inside and outside the classroom.
USS Constitution‘s past comes to life through objects, stories, and hands-on experiences with a visit to the USS Constitution Museum. The Museum has a number of offerings for school groups from self-guided visits to facilitated programs in history and STEM. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please let us know.
See our Groups & Field Trips page for a full list of our program offerings, funding opportunities, and other helpful information.
Have you visited before and know what you’re looking for? Jump straight to our online request form.
A Sailor’s Life for Me: War of 1812 Curriculum
This interdisciplinary K-12 curriculum provides activities for students and teachers to learn about the USS Constitution and the War of 1812. The curriculum is complete with print-ready worksheets, illustrations, primary sources and artifacts and online portals to our award winning A Sailor’s Life for Me game. All lessons and activities are linked to the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.
All Hands on Deck: Learning Adventures Aboard “Old Ironsides”
Need lesson plan ideas? Download free K-12 classroom activities and a 20 minute video that are teacher tested and approved. Find inspiration for teaching a wide range of disciplines through the lens of “Old Ironsides,” America’s most treasured ship.
The USS Constitution Museum houses the largest collection of USS Constitution related objects assembled in one location. The collection includes a wide range of artifacts and records that span Constitution‘s 200+ year history. Visit our Collections page to learn more.
Through professional development activities, teachers can learn more about the stories, history and crew of USS Constitution, the Museum’s Collection and primary source documents, or field-trip opportunities.
To discuss your professional development needs please contact Jodie Smith, Manager of Academic Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-426-1812 x131.
The USS Constitution Museum is committed to supporting the local Boston school community.
Liberty Mutual Insurance – Free Programs & Transport
The USS Constitution Museum is excited to announce a partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance that offers fully subsidized programs and transportation for all Boston school and out-of-school enrichment programs in its new, state-of-the art education center. Available through December 2019.
Developing Programs for You, and with You
The Museum encourage all BPS teachers to provide feedback on existing programs and past museum experiences, and to share ways the Museum can assist in meeting your needs and addressing problems through new programs and professional development.
In partnership with other historic sites in Boston, the Museum offers professional development sessions throughout the school year and in the summer for BPS teachers only. For more information please contact Jodie Smith, Manager of Academic Programs at email@example.com or 617-426-1812 x131