Cultures with Connections

Elementary (4-6)
Up to 50 students | 90 minutes

Nineteenth century whalemen established cultural and economic ties with ports in the Azores, Cape Verde, Brazil, Hawaii and Alaska. In this tour, students will have the opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between these cultures through mapping, role playing and interactive exhibits.

Learning standards will be met as students:

  • Identify the differences in the climate, physical characteristics and major natural resources of New Bedford, Hawaii, and northern Alaska
  • Use maps to locate regions in the United States
  • Recognize the diverse nature of the American people
  • Investigate objects to understand cultural traditions, ceremonies, and celebrations
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