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This project allows students to make a pirate map to help pirates navigate their wind powered ships through the global winds. Students will need to include information creatively on the global wind patterns and the Coriolis Effect. Provided are a list of questions students will have to creatively include on their map. In this document I have four different world maps and a compass picture that students are allowed to choose from and put on their pirate map. They are required to draw out to the locations of the global winds and the Coriolis Effect. An easy to use rubric is provided as well. A website from National Geographic is provided to allow additional research for this project.
For this project, I had students work with partners. I then made copies of the world maps and compasses for students to choose from. My students had access to a roll of Newspaper, scissors, glue, colored pencils, markers, crayons, construction paper. Call your local newspaper and ask if they have any Newspaper Rolls that they can donate. They are usually very willing to donate the ends of their rolls. What they consider to be the end of the roll lasts me for years!