Learning resources

Curriculum-linked learning resources designed to work in the classroom.

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Ralph Walker made a claim for a reward of £10,000 for a special compass he had designed.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

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William Wales was an astronomer who sailed around the world with Captain Cook on board HMS Resolution.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3
School subject:
History

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Print showing the 18th-century Admiralty Board Room (which still exists in the Old Admiralty Building, Whitehall).

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

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These minutes describe a flaw in the production of the Nautical Almanac.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

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Nevil Maskelyne describes the system he designed to process calculations for the Nautical Almanac.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

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John Harrison’s watch that helped crack the longitude problem for sailors.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

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John Harrison - inventor of the compound pendulum and the watch that cracked the problem of determining longitude at sea.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

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K1 is a copy of H4. Following two successful sea trials of H4, the Board of Longitude commissioned another watchmaker, Larcum Kendall, to make a copy in 1766.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

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Parliament passed the Longitude Act in 1714, offering financial rewards for anyone who could find a more accurate way of measuring longitude at sea.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

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Parliament passed the Longitude Act in 1714, offering financial rewards for anyone who could find a more accurate way of measuring longitude at sea.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

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