USS PAMPANITO (SS-383)
Here's your opportunity to get a first-hand look at one of the once-secret naval vessels that helped to win World War II; The USS Pampanito (SS-383). The Pampanito is a World War II fleet submarine and provides an excellent field trip experience for classes exploring the history of World War II or for other educational groups seeking an out-of-the-ordinary experience. As one of the last surviving submarines from America's World War II fleet, the USS Pampanito provides a unique opportunity to bring alive the history most students can only read about. (More about the Pampanito.)
Audio Tour: Our self-guided audio tour units will narrate your visit through the USS Pampanito, explaining the complicated equipment and offering first-hand accounts from the original crew of what life was like while serving during World War II and the hardships they endured during their service (a podcast of the audio tour may be downloaded for free here). The audio tour can be taken alone or used along with any of the Standards-based worksheets (see below).
CA State Standards-Based Worksheets: These grade specific worksheets are designed to help students gain a better knowledge of the USS Pampanito, her crew, and what life was like while serving onboard during World War II. Students will follow along with the self-guided audio tour (available as a free download here) and be tasked with pulling out the information necessary to answer each question. Worksheets must be downloaded and printed out prior to your arrival. Answer sheets are available upon request.
Grades 1 – 2: Download [PDF]
Grades 3 – 5: Download [PDF]
Grades 6 – 8: Download [PDF]
Grades 9–10: Download [PDF]
* Additional fees may apply. Please contact the USS Pampanito for more information.