The History

of

Ocean

Exploration 

The History of Ocean Exploration 

$330 for 11 weeks

Teachers

Allison Bruning 

Subjects

Science

Ages

13 - 18 years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: What is Oceanography?

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will define oceanography. 

Students will identify and describe the four oceans: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and Southern (Antarctic) Oceans.

Students will identify and describe the seven seas as defined by the explorers of the 15th century: The Red Sea, The Mediterranean Sea, The Persian Gulf, The Blank Sea, The Adriatic Sea, The Caspian Sea and The Indian Ocean.

Students will examine the differences between oceans and seas.

Students will compare/contrast of the ocean depths. 

Students will compare/contrast oceans to land.  

Session 2: Early Navigators

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify the cultural differences of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. 

Students will examine the settlement patterns of the Lapina people and how they have influenced Pacific Islands cultures.

Students will analyze the scientific contributions Thor Heyerdahl's voyage of the Kon Tiki and Captain J. C. Voss' voyage of the the Tilikum.

Students will describe the contributions of the prehistoric seafaring Phoenician culture. 

Students will identify the controversies concerning prehistoric long distance ocean voyages. 

Students will construct a timeline of major events of human history that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans in particular. (NOTE: We will be working on this throughout the course.)

Session 3: Greeks and Romans

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Herodotus, Pytheas, Erotosthenes, Strabo, Ptolemy and their contributions to mapping the known world. 

Students will describe how the world was known in ancient Greece and Rome. 

Students will describe how the discovery of latitude, longitude and circumference changed ancient scholar's perspective. 

Students will identify why latitude, longitude and circumference is important to understand when mapping the world. 

Students will construct a timeline of major events of human history that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans in particular. (NOTE: We will be working on this throughout the course.)

Session 4: The Vikings

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Leif Eriksson, Bjarni Herjolfsson, Erik "the Red" Thorvaldson and their contributions to Viking colonization. 

Students will analyze a Viking longboat and identify what made their boats superior in the known world. 

Students will describe how Vikings navigated their ocean voyages. 

Students will identify the places the Vikings discovered and colonized. 

Students will construct a timeline of major events of human history that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans in particular. (NOTE: We will be working on this throughout the course.)

Session 5: The Ming Dynasty

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Zheng He and his contributions to the Ming Dynasty. 

Students will analyze the Ming Dynasty fleet and identify how the ships were superior to European ships. 

Students will describe the voyages of the Treasure Fleet.

Students will construct a timeline of major events of human history that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans in particular. (NOTE: We will be working on this throughout the course.) 

Session 6: The Age of Discovery

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify The Age of Discovery.

Students will analyze the voyages of Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartholomew Diaz and Vasco de Gama.  

Students will describe the contributions Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartholomew Diaz and Vasco de Gama voyages that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans.

Students will construct a timeline of major events of human history that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans in particular. (NOTE: We will be working on this throughout the course.)

Session 7: Christopher Columbus

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Christopher Columbus.

Students will analyze the voyages of Christopher Columbus.   

Students will describe the contributions Christopher Columbus' voyages that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans.

Students will construct a timeline of major events of human history that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans in particular. (NOTE: We will be working on this throughout the course.)

Session 8: John Cabot

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify John Cabot.

Students will analyze the voyages of John Cabot.   

Students will describe the contributions John Cabot's voyages that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans.

Students will construct a timeline of major events of human history that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans in particular. (NOTE: We will be working on this throughout the course.)

Session 9: Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian del Cano

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian del Cano.

Students will analyze the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan.   

Students will describe the contributions Ferdinand Magellan's voyages that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans.

Students will construct a timeline of major events of human history that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans in particular. (NOTE: We will be working on this throughout the course.)

Session 10: Sir Francis Drake

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Sir Francis Drake.

Students will analyze the voyage of Sir Francis Drake.   

Students will describe the contributions Sir Francis Drake's voyages that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans.

Students will construct a timeline of major events of human history that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans in particular. (NOTE: We will be working on this throughout the course.)

Session 11: Technological Advancements

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Leonardo di Vinci, Gerhardus Mercator, Copernicus, Galilieo, Isaac Newton and Coriolis.

Students will describe the contributions Leonardo di Vinci, Gerhardus Mercator, Copernicus, Galilieo, Isaac Newton and Coriolis made that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans.

Students will construct a timeline of major events of human history that have resulted in a greater understanding of our planet in general and the oceans in particular. (NOTE: We will be working on this throughout the course.)

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