My students need to experience a taste of the life of a sailor on the Barbary Coast in 1906!
My 5th graders are active, social learners. Each student is as unique and vibrant as the murals that decorate our school. We are located in the heart of the Mission district of San Francisco, and over 85% of students are English Language Learners. Over 82% of students are socio-economically disadvantaged and receive free & reduced-price lunch.
My students love to learn by doing and thrive when they can connect their classroom learning to real-life experiences.
Help us to get out of the classroom to get our hands dirty and learn about history first hand!
The main focus of our school curriculum is to enable students to master the academic language & content knowledge that will help them to succeed in school, the workplace, and life. This trip will give us a lot to talk about as we work to grow as readers, writers, and historians.
My students will be participating in a historical re-enactment on the Balclutha, a 300-ft square-rigged tall ship built in 1886 for the California grain trade.
We will travel back in time to the San Francisco of 1906, where the Captain will require students to join his ship as crew and work just as sailors did in the early 20th century.
Students develop historical empathy for the rigors of life as a sailor during the age of sail. Divided into four crews, the lads will work to relay and follow orders as they row the long boat, swab the deck, and raise and lower the ensign. Our goal is to improve our ability to work together respectfully, learn about local history, and experience one of San Francisco's unique National Parks.
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