MATH 007 cvrMATH 007 Life at Sea

Lecture on the geography and oceanographic elements that affect sailing and maritime life.

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

Vocabulary introduced:

  • Cape Horn
  • Cape Horners
  • Deep-Sea Diving
  • First Rate
  • Ocean waves
  • Of Knots and Logs
  • On the Spanish Main
  • Prize Money
  • Sargasso Sea
  • Scurvy
  • Sea Chanties
  • Seven Seas
  • Trade Winds

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