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The Age of Exploration: Curriculum Guide
Practical, rich site on this widely studied historical period.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional

The Mariner's Museum of Newport News, Virginia, put together this Age of Exploration Curriculum Guide that covers "maritime discovery from ancient times to Captain Cook's 1768 voyage to the South Pacific."
This site's design is simple and user-friendly, with a lot of text and few graphics.
The content is divided into several main categories, all of which can be accessed from the main page.
Teachers and students studying the age of exploration -- from ancient times to Captain Cook's 1768 voyage to the South Pacific -- will find this site useful. The information is provided in a concise, organized manner. The activities section offers ideas for hands-on activities that can be done at home or used to supplement a lesson plan. Some of the activities include creating a compass or astrolabe, identifying navigational instruments and parts of a ship, and practicing latitude and longitude. Additionally, the site provides a timeline and a vocabulary section. This is a great site for students doing research on this period in history.

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