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Join the Mess - Life at Sea

In this simulation game, students take on the role of fully researched individuals from USS Constitution's War of 1812 crew. In teams, they complete a series of hands-on challenges like those the crew faced at sea while competing against other teams. Students come to understand that ordinary individuals were thrown together in extraordinary times and collectively accomplished great things for their nation in a time of need. Reserve Now!


Time 90 minutes
Grades 5th-8th grades
Class Size   10-30 students
Cost $8.00/student. 6 teachers/chaperones included at no cost.  Additional adults welcome at $8.00/person


Massachusetts Curriculum Standards

  • History and Social Science: 5th: 5.11,31 & 7th: 7.CS.5
  • English Language Arts: 6th: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1,1b,2 & 7th Grade: CSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1,1b,2 & 8th: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1,1b
  • Science and Technology/Engineering: 3rd-5th: 1