MATH 004 Sea Quests, Famous Expeditions and Explorers

Objective:
Lecture on ancient and historic sea quests to enable students to understand the past perception of sailing and exploration that was the foundation from which mariner’s learned and developed modern sailing techniques and knowledge of the earth’s geography.

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

Vocabulary introduced:

  • Argosy
  • Argonauts
  • Great South Land
  • Moby Dick
  • Northwest Passage
  • Odyssey
  • Vinland USA

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:

Historical Atlas of Expeditions Karen Farrington 2000
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:

  • Abel Janszoon – Australasia
  • Alexander Mackenzie – The Americas from 1600
  • Alexander the Great – Early Expeditions
  • Alexandra David – Asia before 1600
  • Alfred Russel Wallace and Hanery Walter Bartes – The Americas from 1600
  • Antoine Entercasteaux – Australasia
  • Argonauts
  • Argosy
  • Baniel Boone – The Americas from 1600
  • Baron Alexander von Humboldt – The Americas from 1600
  • Big Game Hunters – Africa before 1600
  • Capt James Cook – Australasia
  • Charles Darwin – The Americas from 1600
  • Charles Marie de la Condamine – The Americas from 1600
  • David Livingstone – Africa before 1600
  • David Thompson – The Americas from 1600
  • Edward Eyre – Australasia
  • Edward Whymper – The Americas from 1600
  • Egyptian Explorers – Early Expeditions
  • Eric the Red
  • Ernetst Shackleton – Arctic and Antarctic
  • Francis Younghusband – Asia before 1600
  • Francisco Pizarro – Travels before 1600
  • Freya Stark – Asia before 1600
  • Fridjtof Nansen – Arctic and Antarctic
  • George Hubert Wilkins – Arctic and Antarctic
  • George Vancouver – The Americas from 1600
  • Great South Land
  • Greenland
  • Hamilton Hume – Australasia
  • Heinrich Barth – Africa before 1600
  • Henry Morton – Africa before 1600
  • Hiram Bingham – The Americas from 1600
  • Hugh Clapperton and Richard Lander – Africa before 1600
  • Ibn Battuta – Travels before 1600
  • Islamic Explorers – Early Expeditions
  • James Bruce – Africa before 1600
  • Jesuit Missionaries – Travels before 1600
  • Johann Burckhardt – Africa before 1600
  • Joseph Walker – The Americas from 1600
  • Knud Rasmussen – Arctic and Antarctic
  • Leif Erickson
  • longboat
  • Louis Joillet and Jacques Marquette – The Americas from 1600
  • Ludwig Leichhardt – Australasia
  • Marco Polo – Travels before 1600
  • Mary Kingsley – Africa before 1600
  • Matteo Ricci – Asia before 1600
  • Matthew Flinders – Australasia
  • Meriwether Lewis and William Clark – The Americas from 1600
  • Moby Dick
  • Mungo Park – Africa before 1600
  • Mysteries of the Sahara – Africa before 1600
  • Nain and Kishen Singh – Asia before 1600
  • Nikolai Prezwalski – Asia before 1600
  • Nils Nordenskiold – Arctic and Antarctic
  • Northwest Passage
  • Odyssey
  • Percy Harrison – The Americas from 1600
  • Richard Byrd – Arctic and Antarctic
  • Roald Amundsen – Arctic and Antarctic
  • Robert E. Peary and Frederick Cook – Arctic and Antarctic
  • Robert Falcon Scott – Arctic and Antarctic
  • Robert O’Hara – Australasia
  • Samuel White Baker – Africa before 1600
  • Sir Charles Sturt – Australasia
  • Sir John Franklin – Arctic and Antarctic
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Arctic and Antarctic
  • Sir Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke – Africa before 1600
  • Sir Vivian Fuchs – Arctic and Antarctic
  • Sir Walter Raleigh – Travels before 1600
  • Strabo and the Romans – Early Expeditions
  • Sven Hedin – Asia before 1600
  • The Akeleys – Africa before 1600
  • The Crusades – Travels before 1600
  • The Pyramids and Ancient Egypt revealed – Africa before 1600
  • The Silk Road – Early Expeditions
  • The Vikings – Early Expeditions
  • Vinland USA
  • Vitus Bering – Asia before 1600
  • Wilfred Thesiger – Asia before 1600
  • Willem Barents – Travels before 1600
  • Williams Charles Wentworth – Australasia
  • Yermak Timofeyevich – Travels before 1600
  • Zebulon Montgomery Pike – The Americas from 1600

Conclusion:
Direction on how instructor can conclude the module

Clean-Up:

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