In his quarters at the stern of ship, the captain enjoys a luxury that everyone else aboard lacks: space. In this roomy, calm, comfortable cabin, he plans the ship's route, and makes decisions that might win or lose a battle or a war. It's a big responsibility, and it's his alone. With the fate of the ship and the lives of its 450 crew in his hands, a couple of luxurious cabins seem small rewards.
Read Captain Hull's Journal with your students and explore some personal belongings in artifacts from the USS Constitution Museumís collections.
Work on board Constitution was completed by the sailors, and orders came down the ranks, usually from the Captain. Get your students outside and active and try our versions of Simon Says, called Captainís Coming!