SEA CLOCKS by Louise Borden! The Story of Longitude!
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Before the 1600s, it was as if ships sailed across the ocean in the dark. Sailors didn't have a way to know where they were on the ocean. Even after they learned how to measure latitude to determine how far north or south they were, they still could not tell how far east or west they were! They needed a clock that would work accurately on the ocean. A huge reward was offered to the person who could design such a clock.
In 1714, one man stepped forward. He wasn't a even a scientist. He wasn't an engineer. To others, he may have seemed to be a simple clock maker, but this clock maker had creativity and perseverance. This is his story, the story of the long, courageous journey to success and recognition in bringing ocean navigation into the light. His name was John Harrison.
The Kids Wings unit provides worksheet-type activities that unite fun and skills! Teachers, librarians, and homeschoolers will love the lesson plans!
Activities for the Kids Wings Sea Clocks Activity Guide was written by master teacher Suzy Red and comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for ease and excellence in printing and projection. The Activities include:
A hysterical, original, 2-page Readers Theater Introduction
Map Study: Where in the World is England?
The Time of His Life: Taking Notes on this Biography
Telling Time at Sea: A Multiple-Choice Comprehension Activity
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