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Teacher Resources

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. Here you'll find information on our K-12 interdisciplinary theme unit, teacher workshops, and resources to help fund a visit to the Museum.

Field Trips to the Museum

Our interactive, hands-on programs and tours for students (Grades PreK - 12th) bring to life the diverse crew on board USS Constitution and encourage your students to make personal connections with history. For a full listing of your offerings visit the Groups & Field Trips page or download our group brochure here.

Funding Woes?

The USS Constitution Museum is proud to be able to offer a variety of funding opportunities to school groups interested in visiting the Museum. Click here to find out more. 

Please contact the group reservation office directly for more details:
Call 617-426-1812 ext. 186 or e-mail groupreservations@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

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.

Teacher Workshops

The Museum is pleased to offer teacher workshops. Come away with concrete tools and ideas to use in your classroom with primary source documents and the stories and history of "Old Ironsides." Workshops are conducted at the USS Constitution Museum or at your school/site. Professional Development Points may be available.

Please contact our Manager of Academic & Family Programs directly for more details. Call 617-426-1812 ext. 131 or e-mail rcrawford@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.