Challenge your students to discover and debate the question of who circumnavigated the globe first. Was it Magellan as history claims? Or did other men achieve the goal before him?
This lesson begins with a warm-up activity that discusses man’s desire to be the first to surmount a geographic challenge and how it ties into the race to find the fastest route to Asia. Pairs will then read the historical evidence for four men who could have circumnavigated the globe first. After all historical information has been read and documented on a graphic organizer, the class will participate in a four corners activity as they discuss and debate the four candidates. Finally, students will compose an argumentative essay to summarize who they feel should be awarded the distinction of circumnavigating the globe first providing evidence to support their claim.
When you purchase this activity, you will receive:
-a lesson plan tied to the C3 Standards
-a power point to guide the lesson
-a two page handout providing evidence for each of the candidates for circumnavigating the globe first and a graphic organizer to record evidence
-directions for a four corners activity
-handout for writing an argumentative essay
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