Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ferdinand Magellan- English History Lesson

Ferdinand Magellan set out to do what Columbus dreamed of.  But by this time, the true size and configuration of the Earth was already known, although not in detail.  Magellan, himself never made the trip back to Spain, but he was credited with the first trip around the world.

 http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/magellan/


Vocabulary 
circumnavigation
Court page 
adventurous
promoted
preliminary 
shortcut
executed
 frostbite
treacherous 
maggots
Scurvy 

Questions
Where was Magellan born? 
Why did he renounce his citizenship of his native country? 
Why did he want to go around the world? 
How many ships started the trip?
Where he the first land? 
What happened at the southern tip of South America?
Why was crossing the Pacific so dangerous?
What happened in Guam?
Who led the expedition back to Spain?
How many ships made it back? 




Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 


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