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 programs, funding opportunities, and other helpful information.
Have you visited before and know what you’re looking for? Jump straight to our Reservation Request Form.
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. Available Online
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. Available online.
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 email@example.com or 617-426-1812 x131.
The USS Constitution Museum is committed to supporting the local Boston school community.
Fully Subsidized Programs
The USS Constitution Museum is excited to announce a partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance that offers free programs for all Boston school and out-of-school enrichment programs in its new, state-of-the art education center. Free bus transportation for facilitated programs is also available for eligible groups. 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.
The USS Constitution is part of the Education Collaborative. It is comprised of educators from historic sites, museums and National Park Service sites in Boston. The Collaborative is focused on place-based learning experiences for BPS students to help them connect to the history of their city. Through the Collaborative, the Museum offers free professional development sessions throughout the school year and in the summer for BPS teachers only. For more information please contact Jodie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-426-1812 x131
Our programs are supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture.