MATH 019 Superstition and Belief

Objective:
Lecture on Superstitions and Beliefs of Sailors and the rituals that are standard for various ports and regions in the world.

Materials Needed:

Instructor: PowerPoint Presentation
Students: Journals, writing implements

Vocabulary introduced:

  • Albatross
  • Coffins Aboard Ship
  • Coin under the Mast
  • Davy Jones’s Locker
  • Death by Drowning
  • Departures
  • Ebb Tide
  • Eyes of Her
  • Fiddler’s Green
  • Flags, Bags, Bells and Rags
  • Flowers Aboard Ship
  • Guiding Star
  • Launching a ship
  • Lodestone
  • Our Flat Earth
  • Priests Aboard Ship
  • Ringing Glass Aboard Ship
  • Saint Elmo’s Fire
  • Sharks Astern
  • Ship’s Cat
  • Ships’ Figureheads
  • Ships’ Names
  • Umbrellas Aboard Ship
  • Unlucky Ships
  • Whistling Aboard Ship
  • Women Aboard Ship
  • Wren’s Feather

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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