Carta Marina – 4/5 Style!

In History, we’re learning about explorers this term. Back in “the olden days”, in the 14th and 15th centuries, European people didn’t know yet about the distant lands of America and Australia. In fact, most believed the world to be flat and as a consequence, sailors were scared of travelling too far, for fear of falling off the edge of the world!

Maps of the world at that time, like the Carta Marina, showed the known landmasses and seas populated by nightmarish monsters:

Carta Marina. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carta_marina

Carta Marina. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carta_marina


The students had a lot of fun creating their own Carta Marinas. On each Carta, new monsters were drawn by the students. Then, using Thinglink, the maps were rendered interactive to include descriptions of the monsters. Here is Oriana’s example:

We will be sharing our interactive maps at the next assembly. To view our students’ maps, visit their individual blogs.

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Mrs Pratt

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