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Odyssey In Depth
Students construct a photomosaic of their shipwreck site
Students prepare questions for a web conference conducted with Odyssey's archaeologist and curator
One of the students that participated in a web conference with Odyssey's archaeologist and curator


Shipwrecks are fascinating to adults and children alike. The vast information that each shipwreck project offers touches upon virtually every subject area essential to a comprehensive education: history, science, geography, math, archaeology, technology and more.

Odyssey has developed and supported a number of educational programs, including shipwreck exploration and marine archaeology curriculum developed as an educational tool for our traveling exhibit, SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure.

Odyssey based curriculum has also been used successfully as stand-alone lessons in both public and private schools. Additionally, teachers have focused on Odyssey's pioneering work in the deep ocean to further develop project-based learning activities where students participate in hands-on activities to enhance their understanding of scientific discovery, math, history and geography and the principles and procedures fundamental to marine exploration and nautical archaeology.

The following materials are also available as free downloads:

ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES: Includes all background materials and information to complete three different activities that focus on READING for information, WRITING to learn, and the HISTORICAL impact of discoveries. These activities are appropriate for students in grades 3 – 8 and each can be completed in one 50-60 minute period.

We are presently evaluating our current education offerings and hope to offer expanded educational tools through this website in the future.

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