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Watch Crew Setting Sail Across Time, Into Future

How often do you get to share part of your school day with real-life adventurers sailing across the Pacific on a primitive reed boat?

As part of the Viracocha Expedition, former SkillsUSA member Rod McCurdy and seven others on the crew are attempting to demonstrate not only the possibility of ancient migrations, but also age-old principles of pride in craftsmanship and the importance of skilled workers throughout history.

“It’s an authentic demonstration of how vocational education is shared through the generations,” McCurdy says.

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Teachers can incorporate the expedition into their lesson plans, using standards-based curricula found on the expedition’s website. Students will be introduced to important geographical and historical concepts — as well as inspired — as they follow the crew from Chile to Australia.

To learn how to get your class involved, sail to end of story

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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SkillsUSA Champions | Summer 2003 | Volume 37, No. 1
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