Sailing Ships

Type: Unit Study Adventure™
Grades: K-12th
Length: 4 Weeks

Sailing Ships

Type: Unit Study Adventure™
Grades: K-12th
Length: 4 Weeks

Author: Amanda Bennett


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Description

Sailing ships—a thrilling and adventurous topic for your next study! What a moving sight to see a tall ship under full sail. Even though you may not be able to see them under full sail in person, you can use this study with your students to learn more about sailing ships and their history, learn some of the basics of sailing, and “see” the ships through many resources.

Sailing ships—a thrilling and adventurous topic for your next study! What a moving sight to see a tall ship under full sail. Even though you may not be able to see them under full sail in person, you can use this study with your students to learn more about sailing ships and their history, learn some of the basics of sailing, and “see” the ships through many resources.

History is interwoven with sailing ships of all kinds – through centuries of exploration, colonization, naval battles, and world-wide trade. Take an interactive look at these magnificent ships, mixing history with excitement and adventure:

History is interwoven with sailing ships of all kinds – through centuries of exploration, colonization, naval battles, and world-wide trade. Take an interactive look at these magnificent ships, mixing history with excitement and adventure:

  • Virtual tours of maritime museums
  • Learn to sketch sailing ships
  • Explore the travels of Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, and others
  • What makes a sailboat sail?
  • What’s the difference between a schooner and a clipper, a topsail and a mainsail?

Learning Objectives:

Week 1

  • Become familiar with the idea of a sailing ship
  • Learn the main parts of a sailing ship and their function
  • Study the basic concept of how a sailing ship works
  • Become familiar with some of the terms that are used to describe a ship

Week 2

  • Investigate some of the earliest known sailing ships
  • Learn which civilizations used these early sailing ships
  • Become familiar with the geographical location of these early civilizations
  • Discover early forms of sailing navigation

Week 3

  • Investigate the sailing ships used by explorers
  • Develop an understanding of the uses of sailing ships in this era
  • Study the ships used in Colonial America

Week 4

  • Learn about clipper ships – their design and development
  • Become familiar with more of the parts of a sailing ship and investigate some of the sailing terms used around the world
  • Learn more about the tall ships
  • Develop an understanding of the cause of the end of the era of large sailing ships

The Sailing Ships study is part of the Unit Study Adventure series, designed to be a four-week study for grades K-12. The daily lesson plans have been written in two levels in this study:

Lower Level (elementary grades)
Upper Level (junior/senior high grades)

By having these two levels for each day, the whole family can learn together. This study also includes Sailing Ships Notebooking Pages.

Join us for hands-on, interactive learning that puts your student at the captain’s wheel with Sailing Ships!

Type Unit Study Adventure™
Grade K-12th Grades
Length 4 Weeks
Page Count 147 +47 Notebook Pages
Format Digital Download

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