MATH 012 cvrMATH 012 Navigable Waters

Lecture on the topics of navigable waters throughout the world, the ships used to sail them, and the techniques, tools and maps developed to conquer these smaller but vital aquatic environments.

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

Vocabulary introduced:

  • Amazon River
  • Panama Canal
  • Suez Canal
  • Steam Boats
  • Mississippi River
  • Ohio River
  • Great Lakes
  • Geography and names of all major freshwater bodies throughout the world

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