Students analyze how differently the world looked to various groups of people at different times in history in a range of geographic locations. They first answer 8 reflection questions, then they pick 2 times and places (options provided) and create a map of what those people believed the world looked like. Prompts are included to get students on the right track. There is an academic component to the back of each map detailed on the handout. The last question asks students to consider exploration and discoveries today and in the future. Time permitting, there is a whole class timeline and presentation option included in the handout. Answers are not included because all the answers are opinion based.
Sample questions include:
--Explain some reasons why people left their homes for new land.
--Describe the technology and tools needed to successfully begin exploring other parts of the world. Why or how would some groups of people acquire said technology before others?
--What sorts of challenges would explorers face upon reaching, and attempting to settle in, new lands?
--How do you get people to believe you that the world isn’t flat when they have never left your village?
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