On April 1, the USS Constitution Museum launchedA Sailor’s Life for Me(asailorslifeforme.org), a dynamic online game and educator resource that gives people of all ages a chance to step into the shoes of an 1812 sailor.
Students, families, and educators are invited to join the fight for freedom on the high seas when they virtually enlist as sailors on board USS Constitution and travel back in time to prepare for the War of 1812. Sailorstake on the tasks and challenges of life at sea, including scrubbing the deck, whacking rats in the hold, and sailing the ship at sea. The Museum worked onA Sailor’s Life for Mewith Green Door Labs, a developer of online resources for educational institutions, and web developers at Eduweb.
“A Sailor’s Life for Meoffers education and entertainment to students and learners of all ages,” said Anne Grimes Rand, Museum President & CEO. “Its launch coincides with a time many are unable to attend school or work, and the Museum’s hope is that it will be a welcome addition to our current digital offerings.”
A Sailor’s Life for Meis part of a larger strategy to serve students and the public at home. It includes a robust outreach and visitor engagement initiative where the Museum has turned “inside-out.” Every day the Museum disseminates dynamic content related to Constitution through its social media channels, includingFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, andYouTube, and websiteusscm.org.