|Note to the Teacher:This unit is for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY, and is suggested for EARTH SCIENCE, OCEANOGRAPHY, AND WORLD HISTORY. Requires some efforts on the teacher's part in the area of creativity and additional background knowledge.|
History and Oceanography
SUBTOPIC: Parallels in Oceanography
The students will:
1) identify the accomplishments in oceanography from 17-19th century
Many important discoveries were part of the vast oceanographic
history. It is essential that the students learn about the contributions
these discoverers made. For additional historical information, please refer
to Attachments A and B.
MATERIALS: PAPER, PENCIL, RULER
1) Supply students with the History of Oceanography provided in attachment A. Either present the information in a lecture, write it on the chalkboard, or make it into a transparency to be shown on the overhead projector.
2) Upon completion of this study, have the students add the four selected voyages (see attachment B) to their time lines.
4) Using brainstorming, have students list the names
of any of these persons they recognize from any other class. Discuss other
roles these scientists played or other discoveries they have made.
Cowen, Robert C. Frontiers of the Sea: The Story of Oceanographic Exploration. New York: Doubleday, 1960.
Deacon, Margaret. Scientists and the Sea 1650-1900: A Study of Marine Science. New York: Academic Press, 1971.
Ross, David A. Introduction to Oceanography. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1988.
Schlee, Susan. The Edge of an Unfamiliar World: A History of Oceanography. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1973.
Thurman, Harold V. Introductory to Oceanography. Columbus: Merrill, 1988.
Weyl, Peter K. Oceanography: An Introduction
to the Marine Environment. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1970.