Sailing to St. Augustine

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Using a Florida map from 1597, young explorers consider the physical characteristics they would need in a site for a new colony and the resources they would need to survive. After selecting a site, class members research to discover the town their site has become.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Remind participants that early explorers had few, if any, maps and that the ones they did have were much like the images provided in the packet
Classroom Considerations

  • The six-page packet includes images of a 1597, a 1861 map, and a 1924 aerial map of Florida
  • The maps are difficult to read; consider enlarging and projecting them
Pros

  • Requires learners to apply map reading, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills
Cons

  • Several of the links are no longer valid
Common Core