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Exploring the U. S. Life-Saving Service 1878-1915

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Homeschool
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117 pages
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17 Student Workshops with 120 Activities Grades 4-12

The U.S. Life-Saving Service (forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard) installed eight-member rescue teams on remote coastlines of the USA. In the midst of violent storms, these men rowed out to shipwrecks to rescue those on board.

  • How did life-savers live and work in remote locations?
  • Why did ships run aground or sink?
  • How did the men perform rescues?

Investigate early search and rescue and become immersed the time period 1878-1915. Activities include games, drama, cooking, music, stories, science, research, and art.

For families, history and English teachers, scout leaders (hiking/boating survival skills), homeschool families, and museum personnel.

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"A wonderful, rich resource filled with hands-on, multi-curricular lessons, and oral histories." Sarah K., Education Director, Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, MD

"I never thought I'd teach a maritime history unit, but I'm so glad I did. This was my children's favorite class and each workshop kept them engaged and excited to learn more. There's a balance between depth of information and fun activities. A fabulous book and one I'll keep for reference." Jessi H., homeschool teacher

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