Got a School Project? Take an NYC Liberty Cruise
by Go NY Tours - December 16, 2017
An NYC liberty cruise is the perfect way to spend a day. Hop aboard and take a tour of the New York harbor and Lady Liberty. If your little one has a school project, it’s even better. The harbor and the statue are great topics for projects and reports. Taking a cruise will add a special element to your kid’s school project and allow them to see and experience history while on your tour. Here are just a few ways you can make the most of your day and ensure you and your child have a great experience on the cruise.
Do Your Homework Beforehand
Let your child pick a topic that you can cover while on your NYC liberty cruise. Do a quick search of the harbor, Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty, etc. Choose a topic that most interests your kid and make a game plan for your cruise. Take a look at a cruise map and identify points along the route that will be ideal for your chosen topic. In your research, pick out specific talking points that the project will cover. Set up a blueprint of the project to outline the information that the report will cover. Collect as much information as possible before your cruise so that your kid can enjoy the experience without having to worry too much about note-taking.
Be Sure to Document
It may seem like a no-brainer, but in the excitement of your NYC liberty cruise, you may forget to take adequate photos and videos. Have your camera at the ready at all times to capture your day out on the boat. You may want to invest in a waterproof casing for your camera so you’ll be prepared in the event of any splashing. Consult your tour map route and your child’s project blueprint to identify key places where you’ll need to snap a pic. Don’t forget to include your child in some of the photos. You can also take a video of your kid reciting facts about the various landmarks you pass.
Get an Interview with the Tour Guide
Reach out to the tour company before your NYC liberty cruise to see if you can have a quick talk with a guide sometime during the tour. Have your child prepare some questions so that they can include their interview with the guide as part of the project.