MATH 003 cvrMATH 003 Legendary Voyages

Lecture on the topic of Legendary Voyages for the general public and maritime enthusiasts to learn the anthropological elements of maritime history. The development of stories, fables and myths to entertain and entice people to pursue a lifetime at sea.

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

Vocabulary introduced:

  • Sinbad the Sailor
  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Hanno the Navigator
  • Prince Madoc of Wales
  • Voyages of Saint Brendan
  • Voyages of Gil Eannes
  • Polynesian Seafarers
  • Kon-Tiki Expedition
  • Story
  • Fable
  • Myth

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.

Seafaring Lore and Legend, Peter D. Jeans 2007
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.

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


  • Bullet list of intended topics for this module

Direction on how instructor can conclude the module