Adventures in the Sea & Sky
Be prepared to traverse the high seas in this adventurous program. Discover how history was made by explorers, commanders, traders, daredevils, astronauts, and even pirates who captained sailing ships and flying machines! World history will unfold from the earliest traders on the Mediterranean to astronauts building the space station even now. As you travel through “Adventures in the Sea and Sky,” you’ll encounter the technologies that let sailors conquer the stormy Atlantic and Vikings raid the northern seas. You’ll find out what caused the Age of Exploration and how controlled flight became a reality — and changed the world forever.
Adventures in the Sea & Sky is a world history in a year program designed for students from 4th – 7th grade. With the simple addition of our “Younger Learner’s Guide” you can even include your K – 2nd grade students in your adventures! To easily include your 8th – 9th graders just add our “Older Learner’s Guide” to the program.
This program contains many unique experiences, but before we dive into those, let’s look at how this program can be a great launching pad for further history study. In Adventures in the Sea & Sky you’ll discover history from a unique perspective — looking at the development of the technology of sailing, flight, and space travel. You’ll be amazed at how the major trends in history originate in the technologies around ships and sailing! This program offers a bird’s eye view of history, and is a great launching pad for a four-year world history study. Families are encouraged to experience our other history programs after seeing the big picture in Sea & Sky.
The resources in our Sea & Sky program are now printed in stunning full color! We have uniquely selected each resource to create a world of adventure for you to enjoy every day. See some of those resources highlighted below.
Sailors, Whalers & Astronauts
What was life like on a ship? What was it like to live aboard sailing ships, airships, and spaceships in history? Discover life on rolling seas, in the atmosphere, and out in the vastness of space. There’s a lot to explore!
You will learn all that a sailor would need to know and the skills they needed to survive in the open ocean. You’ll check out sailor lingo and the different watches on a ship. You will learn what sailors believed and what they wore. You will even to know what kind of knots sailors would have to tie.
Once you master the basics of being a sailor you will be promoted to a whaler. Master the basics of a whaling ship and understand how lighthouses were used to keep them safe. Want some bean soup? Cook some bean soup and really understand how good your family’s cooking is compared to what these sailors ate! You will even get to go along on a whale chase!
Next, you will be transported to the experiences of an astronaut! Find out how to stay healthy in space and what kind of food you would eat. You won’t want to complain about cleaning your room after hearing about how astronauts kept things clean in outer space. Get geared up as an astronaut and discover how much equipment it takes to explore — and survive in — space!
“Sailors, Whalers & Astronauts” will bring the adventure of the open ocean, the atmosphere, and outer space right into your living room.
Make-Your-Own Captain’s Log
This notebooking resource puts you right in the middle of a grand adventure. You begin by being brought onboard “The Seafarer” as a cabin boy named “Crow.” A man named Hawk will be training you in the ways of all things ship and sailing. As you work through our “Sailors, Whalers & Astronauts” resource, your Captain’s Log will bring your story to life.
With interactive notebooking pages, you will constantly be applying what you learn and engaging with the material you encounter in other resources. Learn about sailing culture with engaging questions, activities and mapping assignments. Discover how the technology aboard ships advanced and even changed sailing completely! Read about how ships were used in war time and see us highlight important ships throughout history. After spending time on ships, you will go on to learning about flight and even space exploration!
Another wonderful part of this notebook and this program as a whole is that a science component is woven throughout the program. For students 6th grade and younger it is a full science credit! Each week in your Captain’s Log you will have a science section that gives another layer of education and enjoyment to this notebook.
As you learn from your mentor Hawk about the ins and outs of sailing, the advances in technology, and even the invention of flight, your students will experience an adventure that lasts the entire year and can be kept for a lifetime! To see a sample of this resource click on the title above and then select “Resource Sample” at the top of the description. You will want to see inside this amazing 300+ page resource.
Under the Sea & In the Air
To add to your science component that is included in your Make-Your-Own Captain’s Log you will receive the “Under the Sea & In the Air” resource. This will be your primary science resource.
You will study the ocean floor, learning about its features. You will get a taste of what saltwater is and learn about ice on the ocean. You will learn about different marine life such as penguins, whales, and other sea mammals.
After the ocean you will explore the atmosphere. Your students will create a weather log and learn about the atmospheric conditions. They will get to know how the sun affects our weather as well!
Once your travels in the atmosphere are finished, you will shoot up into outer space to discover our sun, the planets and the moons that circle them. Read about the life of a star and think about how many galaxies there are in the universe!
Every week you will get to enjoy an activity that is fun and educational. Together with your Captain’s Log and the other science books in Sea and Sky, this resource will cover your science for the whole year!
Other exclusive resources that are included are our Bible resource, “God of All Creation”, and our spine history resource “An Unfurling Sail.”
Sea & Sky is an Adventure
In this blogging series we are going to show how we have uniquely crafted each Themed Program to provide the same wonderful educational ideals but offer very unique experiences. Each program has a unique feel and experience to it so that your family doesn’t feel as if every year is the same.
In our Adventures in the Sea & Sky program your family will go on a high-flying and exciting adventure across history on the decks of ships, the seats of airplanes, and the cockpits of space craft. This program marries a rich and wonderful education with amazing adventure and enjoyment.
We would like to invite you to go on an adventure with your family this year. You’ll truly understand why history unfolded the way it did, live the life of sailors, crew members, and astronauts, and make memories!
“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.” – Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.