This lesson covers new technologies in exploration including advancements in mapmaking, the compass rose, mariner's magnetic compass, the astrolabe, gunpowder and more. It is very interactive. This is a full lesson set intended to span 2-3 days. In the attachments, there is a study guide that students fill in as the lesson progresses and includes warm-ups and wrap-ups. If you look on the attachments list, there are MANY resource/ worksheets that can be used to extend learning including hands on activities such as a seabiscuit recipe and a make-your-own astrolabe activity.