Sailors at Sea

Grade 4 to Grade 5

90 minutes

In Sailors at Sea, students experience what life at sea would have been like over 200 years ago. They’ll step back in time with a visit to the 18th century tall ship Fo’c’sle. Students will visit the museum’s Heritage Harbour and test out  navigational skills that helped crews traverse open waters and chart coastlines long ago. 

Program Structure

  • 10-minute introduction
  • 75 minutes of program activities
  • 5-minute wrap-up

Big Ideas

These concepts are covered in the program:

  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people and communities of Canada.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.


Social Studies

  • Early contact, trade, co-operation, and conflict between First Peoples and European people.
  • Physiological features and natural resources of Canada.
  •  Resources and economic development in different regions of Canada.

Curriculum Connections

Social Studies

  • Use social studies inquiry processes and skills to:
    • Ask questions
    • Gather information
    • Interpret ideas
    • Analyze ideas
    • Communicate findings and decisions
  • Build arguments defending the significance of individuals, groups, places, events or developments (significance)
  • Build narratives that capture the attitudes, values and worldviews by people at different times or places (perspective)
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Contact us

(604) 257-8300



Monday - Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Statutory Holidays (excluding Christmas): 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


1905 Ogden Ave.
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1A3

CRA# 119261147 RR0001

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