The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on January 12, 1984 · 62
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The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland · 62

Baltimore, Maryland
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Thursday, January 12, 1984
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t lApE2 h 1 THE MORNINQ WfoTrtfwJaW. !?l f!984 4th-graders adopt Pride of Baltimore as project By Mary Corddry Eastern Shore Bureau of The Sun Church Hill Ursula Mosley, fourth-grade teacher in this rural Eastern Shore town, was flipping the dial of her car radio on the way home from school when she chanced upon a Baltimore announcer interviewing the captain of the Pride of Baltimore. That was in October, 1982, and the Pride had just started her longest journey, a 17,000-mile voyage through the Panama Canal and up the West Coast of North Amer- jr. Vv , " The Pride under sail. The Sun ica to Vancouver, British Columbia, and back. Mrs. Mosley at the time was beginning a social studies unit on "The World and Its People" which covered the same region. Her mind whirled. Here was a way to bring the textbook to life, especially for children who live only about 15 miles from Chesapeake Bay. By the time the Pride returned home to Baltimore's Inner Harbor November 19, two of Mrs. Mosley's classes at Church Hill Elementary last year's and this were in the front line of welcomers at a ceremonial stage in front of the Maryland Science Center. They had followed every step of the voyage, learning to compute the ship's position by latitude and longitude and tracking her course with colored pins on a large nautical map on the classroom wall. They had learned nautical terms and the history of Baltimore clippers. They learned about each port of call Kingston, Jamaica; Panama City, Panama; Acapulco and Mazatlan, Mexico; Los Angeles, Monterey, San Francisco and Sausali-to, Calif.; Seattle; Victoria, British Columbia, and Vancouver. In math classes they computed speed and mileage. They followed twice-weekly interviews with the captain of the Pride broadcast by WBAL-AM radio by announcer Brian Mac-Donald. They wrote letters to the captain and crew and were rewarded at one point with a telephone call from Capt. Armin El-saesser, who was in San Francisco. When Capt. Jan Miles took over command of the vessel and a new crew on April 27 for the remainder of the voyage, he con- II Ursula Mosley and assistant principal Joe Ollock assist as fourth-graders take part in a long-distance telephone chat with then-Capt. Armin Elsaesser, of the Pride of Baltimore. tinued the relationship with the Queen Annes county fourth-graders. This fall, Mrs. Mosley's students learned about currents and weather patterns by following the real-life adventures of the Pride in stormy seas. They followed with suspense such setbacks as the Pride's four-day layover on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal waiting for replacements for broken engine parts to arrive from the United States, and a strug gle with headwinds before reaching the Florida Keys. The reports from the Pride "coincided with their classwork," Mrs. Mosley said. "What they imagined came to life." On the last day of school before the Christmas holiday, Mrs. Mosley was taking down the nautical chart, clippings and displays that had kept two of her classes in See PRIDE, Page 4, Col. 3 n . M ' V7 MM-, J J U Ly UU I s NsT I r aw a nf n a r w nn Freud asked his famous question in exasperation. Goucher answers it rationally: Today's woman wants options and opportunity. At every stage of her life. A superior liberal g arts education for recent 1 p or prospective high school graduates or for college students planning to transfer. Women can prepare for a career throuah major programs, internships, and mentorships with successful women. Undergraduates may commute or live on Gouchers spacious, wooded campus, tor information on Jail '84 enrollment, call 337-6100. Coeducational master's degree programs in dance ' movement therapy and art therapy. Full-time or pan-time study is possible, and evening and weekend coimcs are available for mental health professionals. For fall enrollment tnfomiation, call 337-6373. An interesting variety of non-credit classes for both men and women. Courses range from computers and itifbif nation systems to career advancement in the aits. The Teachers' Institute offas coeducational graduate cirdit courses Jin- teachers of the gifted at both the elementary and secondary school Urels. Call 337-6200. r n nn rv ni i yN. nn IIIIW II ii WWW t M I II II I J III X XI I I i I I I X III I I 1 I Iff I I X I II J JU VU J U G Management and computer training for women with bach elor's degrees who wish to change careers oi- return to work. The Women s Management Dacl- opment Proqram pivvides an ninmmv oj mtsmca simciure ana piinciplcs; the Women's Program in Infonnation Systems focuses on accounting, computer pwgramming (COBOL), and management theories. Each has classes from September to February followed by a paid internship with a Baltimore area business. Next session begins fall '84. Call 337-6352. A second chance for women who have been out of school ) at least five yean and have had less than tivo yean or no college experience. The Goucher II program helps women start on their way to a bachelor's degree. Classes meet once a week for two yean and offer one year of college credit. Most graduates transfer into Goucher's regular undagraduate program. Call 337-6200 fin-fall '84 enrollment iufirrmatiou. GOUCHER m COLLEGE Gaucher Gllegc Boltiniare, Maryland 21204

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