Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with educators, students, and the public around the world.
The Battle of the Atlantic: Archaeology of an Underwater WWII Battlefield expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate and better understand the tools, techniques, and importance of marine archaeology and to explore World War II history.
This collection includes an Expedition Purpose written for educators, standards-based lessons relevant to the technology being used during this expedition, and an OceanAGE career interview with maritime archaeologist Chuck Meide. Additionally, below you will find a Marine Archaeology Theme page which includes a selection of essays from past archaeology expeditions, additional lessons, videos, career interviews, and links to past expeditions with an archaeological focus.
Why Are Scientists Exploring a World War II Maritime Battlefield from the Battle of the Atlantic?Learn more
Lessons and other tools that help bring expedition science into your classroom.
How can geo-magnetic principles be used to search for shipwrecks?Learn more
How can marine archaeologists use archaeological data to draw inferences about shipwrecks?Learn more
These Education Theme Pages are designed to provide the best of what the Ocean Explorer website has to offer to support your classroom during this expedition. Each Theme page provides links to content essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past expeditions.
To see archived video highlighting some of the careers that will be represented onboard the ship during this expedition, click on the OceanAGE Careers page.