History & Science

This 2-hour History and Science program gives campers a glimpse into the inner workings of an aircraft carrier and the surrounding environment. Students are exposed to leader“ship" as they “walk in the steps of heroes.” During this program, students rotate through multiple stations that focus on key grade level history and science concepts within the framework of American History and Earth's vital marine ecosystems.

  • 1st - 2nd Grade

    Students are able to "walk in the steps of heroes" as they see the "awe"mazing Flight Deck, highlights of the Hangar Bay areas and many of the working spaces such as the bakery where over 10,000 chocolate cookies were baked on board.

    Students are introduced to our Harbor and compare and contrast the many earth materials found in and around it. They also explore the motion of boats in our harbor with nautical charts, visit animals, and learn about liquids.

  • 3rd - 4th Grade

    Students will be taken through the Living Quarters where sailors lived, ate and did basics such as laundry, cooking and baking. Students will take an abbreviated tour of the Medal of Honor Museum centering on the youngest recipient Willie Johnston who received our country's highest honor at age 13. During this program, students rotate through multiple stations that focus on key grade level history and science concepts within the framework of American History and Earth's vital marine ecosystems.

    Students are introduced to our estuary, SC regions and landforms and learn how we are all connected through water. Fourth graders graph local weather while learning that scientists make observations! Students play with Morse code, learn how light plays a role in the natural world and how humans use it. Lastly they meet our resident "critters."

  • 5th Grade

    5th Graders learning navigation techniques in the Franklin Room

    Students are exposed to leader"ship" and leaders throughout history and the present day. They also develop leadership skills with our hands-on "Doolittle Math Attack" that uses leader"ship," teamwork and math skills to solve a top secret mission. Students also focus on leader"ship" viewing aviation history, all the way to aircraft used during the Vietnam War.

    Students rotate through multiple stations that focus on key 5th grade science concepts within the framework of Earth's vital marine ecosystems. During Operation Oil Spill, a word problem brought to life, students become immersed in a timed scenario where they must find the culprits of an environmental crime and hold them accountable. Through problem-based learning, students rely on teammates to track, treat, and prevent further harm. This simulation reinforces key science and math concepts while underlining the importance of soft skills. Put your 5th grader in the power seat!

    Blended Learning

    Patriots Point joins you in the classroom! The 5th grade Blended Learning Initiative is designed to create an integrated learning experience currently for 5th graders, along with teachers' lesson plans using our story books, "Harry I Was" and "Oscar I Am", educational videos, as well as supplementary activities. The use of LIVE STREAMING and even skyping are all part of this statewide initiative.

  • 6th Grade and Up

    Students will be amazed and inspired as they tour our Medal of Honor Museum where they hear the stories of some of those who received our country's highest military medal. Sickbay is another area on the ship where students see some of the challenges faced by Medical Personnel during wartime. The "awe" of the Flight Deck and the massiveness of the YORKTOWN's Two Anchors are favorites of visitors of all ages.

    Students are introduced to the marine ecosystem surrounding the USS YORKTOWN along with many of its biotic and abiotic components. They are introduced to the dynamic processes that shape our harbor, including human influence. Students simulate a published study on harbor salinity and meet some of our local fauna.

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