A SHIP’S LOG, MY HEARTIES!!
Year 9 Integrated Studies
A study of Elizabethan explorers and map making.
Heave Ho, My Hearties, Work Ahoy!
Your job on board is to follow the instructions to work through this website, creating
it as a ship’s log which includes word-processing on A4 paper, create a title page, index and bibliography
of the websites you use. Have fun with this web-quest activity!
Task 1 TRADE HISTORY
Draw a timeline of showing imported products and information about that product.
Task 2 WHY EXPLORE?
Bullet point the reasons explorers went on these dangerous journeys.
Write a sensible and convincing letter using the template – print your letter. (Remember
to scroll down on the right-hand side) Read the letter from Sir Francis Drake. List 5 perils he faced and how he dealt
Task 3 NAVIGATION
Write a clear report for fellow sailors to read. Tell them how to navigate, what to beware
of and which instruments they may need to use and how to use them.
Task 4 ON THE SEAS
Find an image of a sailing ship and label to include all information about the parts of
a ship including what is on and below deck. Write a job description for a seaman on a sailing ship.
http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/conWebDoc.152 (Life at sea in the age of sail)
Task 5 MAPPING OF THE WORLD
Define the difference between a map and a chart. Describe the world as the Tudors knew
it. Print small images of the 3 maps/charts and give brief details of each (click onto info button for details). Answer
the quiz questions and write the information gained under the appropriate map or chart.
Task 6 FIND THE EVIDENCE
Choose 3 objects from the “Find the Evidence” file. Print small images of
each and explain what they are and how they were used.
Draw a timeline from 1492 to 1600 to show the great explorers exploits. Note where they
travelled to, what they found, brought back etc. Draw their travels on a map of the world and label.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of storing information on a globe. Using the
template make a globe out of a flat piece of paper!
Extension activities – try making the other globes available on the website ie Venus
Extension activity: make your own quadrant.
tasks completed accurately to a satisfactory standard.
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