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How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?
6 mins 3rd - 12th
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
9th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient texts, like Homer's Odyssey, mentions navigating ships by observing constellations. Pupils learn about the link between history and astronomy as they relate to navigation in the Bronze Age. Scholars complete two hands-on...
Slavery in America at the Time of the Civil War: Navigating a Website
6th - 9th
Students discover how to navigate websites. In this Civil War lesson, students conduct research on slavery as they visit a website to experience oral, written, and digital texts and performances by slaves from the Civil War era.
Rollin' on the River: The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System
6th - 8th
Middle schoolers take a close look at the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation system. They study how the Army Corps of Engineers built and monitor the system. Learners discover how a lock and a dam work, and study three benefits of...
Bill Nye: How Not to Get Lost in Space
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can we use the stars to navigate if we're actually among them? Space-age scholars explore the precise planning that goes into long-distance exploratory missions using a video from THNKR's Why with Bill Nye! playlist. Bill Nye explains...
Geometry and the TI-Navigator: Transformations Part 2, Rotations
Tenth graders explore rotations. In this geometry instructional activity, 10th graders use TI- Navigator to examine the coordinates of a pre-image and the image. Students investigate the coordinates of the points as they examine...
Pigeon Story: How the Rock Dove Became the Sky Rat
7 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
After training, pigeons can recognize correctly spelled words among misspelled words. In addition, they can use number sense to count, memorize thousands of pictures, and use navigational aids humans don't understand. As part of a larger...
News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the Times
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Help your class understand the difference between fact and opinion by exploring the New York Times homepage and articles. In pairs or small groups, pupils complete a scavenger hunt, answering the provided questions. Next, discuss the...