Navigational Instruments Teacher Resources
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The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 460 Views 346 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Where Am I?
Extensive background on marine navigation is provided for you as the teacher. Assign groups to research marine navigation techniques and construct astrolabes. Resource links are listed for extension ideas. If you are teaching an oceanography course, this will be a valuable addition to your curriculum.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Breaking News English: Blind pilot flies from London to Sydney
In this English worksheet, students read "Blind Pilot Flies from London to Sydney," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Marine Navigation-Plot Your Course
Students explore nautical charts used for navigation. In this marine navigation lesson plan, students determine distance and direction between features on nautical charts, they identify obstacles and they identify characteristics of common aid to navigation.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
How to be a Great Navigator!
Students examine historical methods of navigation. They discuss the techniques of "Dead Reckoning," "Heaving the Log," and "Chip Log," pretend to sail from Europe to North America using vectors and determine the location of their landfall, and take a quiz.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads
A Leader of Salem: Nathaniel Bowditch
Eleventh graders examine the qualities of a leader. In this American History lesson, 11th graders read the story of Nathaniel Bowditch and use it as a catalyst for discussions on leadership and the definition of a hero.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Getting it Right!
Learners investigate error. As shown in earlier activities from navigation lessons 1 through 3, without an understanding of how errors can affect position, one cannot navigate well. Students explore how computers can help in navigation. By using the power of computers to do calculations and repetitive tasks, they see how changing parameters likes angles and distances and introducing errors will affect their overall result.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
A Lesson on the Root Spiral
Students create lines and shapes with a compass and a straight edge. In this geometry activity, students investigate square roots, irrational numbers and spirals. They explore nature to see the shapes representing mathematics and geometric relationship.
9th - 10th Math 3 Views 9 Downloads