Daily Lessons for Teaching Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Dava Sobel
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 126 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1: Imaginary Lines)

Objective

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.

Lesson

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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