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DAY 1:

  • Docent led tour, 3 vessels within the Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Dinner Break
  • Introduction and Workshop/Curriculum Project Overview
  • Icebreaker game: where the Wind Blows and Lifeboat
  • Registration and Welcome Reception sponsored by the Maritime Museum of San Diego Board of Trustees

DAY 2:

  • Introductions and daily workshop schedule
  • Lecture and Discussion by Dr. Ray Ashley: "Sailing with Cabrillo from a medieval world to the modern: How maps changed the world view by changing the view of the world"
  • Travel to San Salvador build site
  • Exhibit Activity
  • Travel to Cabrillo National Monument and lunch
  • First encounter demonstration activity
  • Lecture and Discussion by Dr. Steve Colston: "First Peoples and their cultures: contacts between Native peoples and Europeans: Cortez, Ulloa, Cabrillo, and Coronado"
  • Field Study
  • Return travel to Maritime Museum
  • Reflection and Curriculum Development
  • Conclusion and discussion

DAY 3:

  • Introductions and daily workshop schedule
  • Lecture and Discussion by Dr. Jim Cassidy: "Native American seafaring and look at prehistoric migration along the Pacific Coast."
  • Lecture and Discussion by Dr. Ray Ashley: "Peopling of the Pacific, navigational capabilities of indigenous Pacific peoples"
  • Lunch
  • Presentation Activity: Who are the Kumeyaay? Instructor Stan Rodriguez from our local Kumeyaay College will present a very rare hands-on activity presentation weaving elements of Kumeyaay language, tool making and traditional foods
  • Lecture and Discussion by Dr. David Ringrose: "Cracking the code of the winds: How the quest for empire devolved onto the quest to learn the oceanography and climatology of the Pacific and the American west coast"
  • Reflection and Curriculum Development
  • Conclusion and discussion

DAY 4:

  • Introductions and daily workshop schedule
  • Lecture and Discussion by Dr. Kevin Sheehan: "Voyages of the Enlightenment and the founding of California: from HMS Dolphin to the San Carlos"
  • Exhibit Activity
  • Lecture and Discussion by Dr. Kevin Sheehan: "California both as an island and an administrative extension of New Spain"
  • Travel to Old Town State Historic Park
  • Lunch
  • Site Tour
  • Reflection and Curriculum Development
  • Conclusion and discussion

DAY 5:

  • Introductions and daily workshop schedule
  • Travel to the San Diego's Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala
  • Site Tour
  • Return travel to Maritime Museum
  • Lecture and Discussion by Dr. Iris Engstrand: "Empires in collision: the Nootka Sound Crisis"
  • Lunch & Bay tour aboard Pilot and Berkeley engine room tour
  • Lecture and Discussion by Bruce Linder: "Americans in the Pacific"
  • Reflection and Curriculum Development
  • Conclusion and discussion

DAY 6:

  • Introductions and daily workshop schedule
  • Museum Tour
  • Out to Sea sailing on the Californian
  • Conclusion and discussion
  • Presentation of Certificates

Useful links:
• Application cover sheet
• Eligibility criteria
• Principles of Civility

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