Navigation: Then and Now. Enduring Understanding. Explorers use navigation to get from one place to another. Essential Questions:. How do people get from one place to another? What tools were used in the past for navigation? What tools are used currently for navigation?. Brainstorm.
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Try the Anchors Aweigh:Longitude Mapping Game.
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Brainstorm ways that watches have replaced the use of hourglasses.Hourglass Exploration
Ptolemy’s Ptools discusses how Columbus used a Quadrant.
Calculates distance in a set amount of time.
THINK ABOUT IT
120 x 51 = 6,120 feet per hour or
1 nautical mile per hour
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See Moving Mapwith Touch Screen Control to see an example.