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Christmas Tree Ship

October 27, 2008


The Christmas Tree Ship series is right around the corner and already filling fast. Can’t you just hear the jing, jing, jingling? The award winning Christmas Tree Ship series is being offered this November 17th – 21st and December 1st – 19th
for students of all ages. All programs feature the art of storytelling through the context of Great Lakes Maritime history and align with National and State Language Arts standards. Age appropriate sessions are available for students in k-12 grades.


  • Christmas Tree Ship Series: Story Time (K – 3)In this program for little ears, listen to the reading of Jeanette Winter’s book, “The Christmas Tree Ship.” Participants then make a storytelling ornament that helps them share Great Lakes maritime history with friends and family. Ornaments for each participant are included in this program.
  • Christmas Tree Ship Series: The Art of Storytelling (4 – 8)Hear the story of the famous “Christmas Tree Ship” through song in this program by singer, songwriter, and storyteller, Lee Murdock. Participants them become the storyteller through a windowpane storyboard of their own.
  • Christmas Tree Ship Series: Creative Writing With a Historic Perspective (9 – 12)Step back in history to write a story of your won about this historical maritime event, the “Christmas Tree Ship.” Use the resources provided by author Rochelle Pennington who has written two books about the famous Christmas Tree Ship. Creative writing is easy and fun with Rochelle’s tips and guidelines!


Many have booked time and again over the last 5 years and each year the program has booked to capacity. For those of you that haven’t booked a program in the past we invite you to join us at the 2007-08 pricing of only $95.00 per session. Ornament kits for each student are included in the $95.00 pricing and are mailed directly to you. To accommodate the increasingly large numbers of bookings we’ve added additional sessions this year. Programs are filled on a first come, first serve basis, so please book your session today by contacting Gaye-Lynn Clyde by email at, or by calling, 414-278-6146.

Thank you for your continued support of our Passport Distance Learning Series programs!


MPM Distance Learning and Education Department

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