Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1: Imaginary Lines)
Chapter 1: Imaginary Lines
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, is about the problems not knowing longitude caused and the quest to solve the problem. In this lessons, students will be introduced to the longitude problem.
1: Throughout the teaching of this book, students will be asked to write journal entries. Journal entries are in response to a set question, asking students to reflect on or analyze a particular topic. Journal entries should be, at a minimum, one paragraph. A more comprehensive journal entry could be three paragraphs. Teachers should allow five to ten minutes for students to respond to journal entry questions. As time permits, allow students to share with partners and share with the class.
Journal entry--longitude lines are imaginary lines that, in conjunction with latitude, mark a specific place in the world. Why...
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