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MATH 001 cvrMATH 001 In the Beginning

Objective:

Lecture on the topics of early maritime history in ancient and prehistoric times with references to Oceanic Pantheons throughout the world, their myths and indication on ancient maps, and documents.  Ship building techniques in ancient times. 

Materials Needed:
Instructor: PowerPoint Presentation, supplemental materials
Students: Journals, writing implements

Vocabulary introduced:

  • Amphitrite 
  • Aphrodite
  • Archetype
  • Castor and Pollux
  • Great floods
  • Hero and Leander
  • King Neptune
  • Manannan Celtic Sea God
  • Maui, Creator of New Zealand
  • Moses and the Red Sea
  • Nereus
  • Oceanus
  • Portunus
  • Poseidon
  • Rainbow
  • Scylla and Charybdis

Background:
All of Maritime History began with the observation of the oceans and rivers by man.
Further specific lectures can be assigned module letters as the need arises.

Reference:
Seafaring Lore and Legend, Peter D. Jeans 2007
Wikipedia
Personal experiences
Personal research

Lesson Plan:
Introduce the terms and concepts via PowerPoint by using images and bulleted lists to convey the information. Dialogue with the students in a question and answer format.

Introduction:
Explain subject matter, and resource materials, with an eye on multimedia and hands-on instruction when materials are available.

Body:

  • Bullet list of intended topics for this module

Conclusion:
Direction on how instructor can conclude the module

Clean-Up:

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