Tired of the music? Click the speaker to stop. Welcome Aboard the Fifth Caravel! Hang on to your hats and get ready to swab the decks mates. You’re about to sail on a voyage for knowledge learning about the early explorers along the way. When the music stops move on to learn about the caravel. Caravel: A Revolutionary Sailing Ship: The caravel (also spelled carvel) is a light sailing ship that that was developed by the Portuguese in the late 1400's, and was used for the next 300 years. The Portuguese developed this ship to help them explore the African coast. The caravel was an improvement on older ships because it could sail very fast and also sail well into the wind (windward). Caravel planking on the hull replaced thinner, less effective planking. Caravels were broad-beamed ships that had 2 or 3 masts with square sails and a triangular sail (called a lanteen). They were up to about 65 feet long and could carry roughly 130 tons of cargo. Caravels were smaller and lighter than the later Spanish galleons (developed in the 1500's). Yearning for a little introduction? Click on the movie to hear about ole Christopher Columbus’ and other early explorers. Explorers needed new tools to navigate the seas. Click the astrolabe to find out more about these tools. Don’t forget to answer the question mate! (To return back to the slide show click the Apple and tab buttons) An explorer list you’ll see if you click on Mr. C ! Choose the one that suits you best and move along to do the rest! List of Explorers Christopher Columbus Vasco da Gama Francisco Vasquez de Coronado ’Bartholomeu Dias Marco Polo Hernando Cortes Vasco Nunez de Balboa Henry Hudson Ferdinand Magellan Francisco Pizarro Samuel de Champlain Amerigo Vespucci Juan Ponce de Leon Hernando de Soto Robert La Salle Jacques Cartier Data Disk Project (Just the facts mate or the blah, blah, blah!) You have received a data disk divided into 6 parts with a circle in the center. In each section you will put the following. Center Circle: A picture of your explorer that shows the head, neck and shoulders. Include the birth and death dates and the name of your explorer. Click on the explorer to find information. ( Click on apple & tab to return to the slide show.) Section 1: Sponsor country and years of exploration. Which country paid for the exploration. Was the explorer from the same country or did he sail for a new country. What years did your explorer sail? Include a picture of the sponsor country’s flag. ( Click on flagman to search for a flag. (use apple & tab to return to the slide show.) Section 2: Area Explored: Where did your explorer go? What places did he find, map or explore? Include a drawing that shows his route by land or sea. On a separate sheet of construction paper draw a map of his route. Click on the map for some maps of explorations. ( Click apple & tab to return to the slide show) Section 3 : Reason for Exploration: Why did he set sail? What was he looking for? (Northwest Passage, wealth, claim land for his country, gain knowledge of the New World etc.? Include a picture of what he was searching for a picture of his ship. Section 4: Accomplishments: Was your explorer successful? Did he achieve what he originally set out to accomplish? Did he find what he was looking for? If not what did he find or what happened instead? Include a drawing or picture that represents his findings. Section 5: Significance Why are this explorer’s achievements important? Why is he in history books? What was special about his exploration? Include a picture of your explorer or something he is famous for. Section 6: Interesting Information: This is your chance to share any interesting facts you learned about your explorer during your research. You can include information about your explorer’s childhood, jobs your explorer had before he became an explorer, places named after your explorer, interests or hobbies your explorer had, etc. Include a picture. Rubric for finished project 4 3 2 All six sections of the project include the information as indicated on the direction sheet. Colorful pictures are included in each section. The project is neatly done. There may be more detailed information included. There is evidence that the student went above and beyond' to make this project. Spelling and grammar is correct. All directions followed. All sections are filled in and most of the information is correct. Colorful pictures are included in each sections. The project is neatly done. It is obvious the student met all requirements. Spelling and grammar is correct. Directions mostly followed. Good information in most sections. Some information might be too basic or brief, or spelling or grammar mistakes made it a little difficult to understand. Pictures in the sections. It is evident that you read about your explorer. . 1 Some directions followed. Other directions may have been ignored. Information may be too basic or brief, or spelling and grammar mistakes make it difficult to understand. There is little evidence that you read carefully and made sure you understood what you read. The project may seem incomplete. You’re almost done. Now it’s time to have some fun! Click on the picture to go to a website that has some games. Click apple & tab to return to the slide show. Sample of the project with different categories. Your project will look similar but will have the categories that are included in this slide show. Hope you did a good job! Tired of the music? Click the speaker to turn off The End Bye Bye………….