About this Lesson
Figureheads were large wooden carvings that adorned the bows of sailing vessels. They often depicted supernatural deities, mythological figures, or people of high importance. By exploring the extensive and gripping collection of figureheads at Mystic Seaport, students will better understand the people who lived and worked aboard these ships.
- Created By
- Dylan Connor
- Grade Level
- General Interest, History/Social Studies
Links to Lesson PDFs
Figureheads : The Mysterious Protectors of Ships and their Crews