How did explorers get by in places where they didn’t speak the language or understand the local customs? How and why did they record their experiences?
This pack introduces the realities of life at sea for two young, inexperienced explorers and complements studies of other seafaring explorers such as Shackleton and Sir Francis Drake.
The activities in this pack are focused on KS2 literacy, history, art and geography. They use primary sources as a starting point and encourage pupils to become explorers in their daily lives. Pupils will develop their skill in observing, questioning, recording and communicating daily discoveries.
We’ve suggested a few activities that fit well with KS2 literacy, art and geography but you could use the sources any way you like.
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