"Old Ironsides" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Lesson Plans and Teaching Materials

The 200th Anniversary of the Naming of "Old Ironsides"
Information about the USS Constitution , inspiration for Holmes' poem.

"Old Ironsides"
Text of the poem.

"Old Ironsides"
Students prepare a website or brochure for tourists to use as they walk through the ship. Project must include ship's history, graphics, and current issues. Includes assessment rubric , CCSS addressed.

Reading 7 Lesson Plan
On the first page of this packet find reading questions focusing on figures of speech. Adobe Reader required for access.

USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" Coloring Page
A printable coloring page. Adobe Reader required for access.