As a public service, Boston Duck Tours has two free PowerPoint presentations that we will bring to your location, at no charge to your organization.
Firsts in Boston and Massachusetts
Because Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, a lot of our nation’s firsts occurred here. For example, Boston had the first newspaper, the first automobile, the first chocolate factory, and many more. This PowerPoint presentation takes about 40 minutes and is suitable for grades 5 and above, as well as groups. It includes the history behind many of our ‘firsts’.
Amphibious Vehicles of World War Two
Boston Duck Tours operates a fleet of amphibious vehicles in Boston. For veterans, and those interested in military history, we have a PowerPoint lecture on the development and use of amphibious vehicles during World War Two. This lecture is would be of interest to veteran groups and senior citizens.
Make Way for Ducklings
This lecture tells the story of Robert McCloskey, the author and illustrator of the official children’s book of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a boy, he loved both music and art. As an adult, he wrote a number of well-known children’s books, including Make Way for Ducklings. We tell how he was inspired to write this award winning book. The lecture is a PowerPoint presentation that includes illustrations from the book. The book is read in it entirety to the children. This lecture is ideal for pre-school students to grade 2 students.