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By: Sim贸n Felipe 3B

-Exploration and Discovery -Important Discoveries through Time -The Discovery of America -Navigation

 Explore and discover are very different but are similar in some ways. You have to explore to discover and if you explore you can discover. Discover is to find something accidentally that no one has seen like the discovery of America. And explore is to find new places or tastes that you have never seen. These can teach us new places or things of something because discover its to see something NEW and also if you explore you learn something NEW.

 There are a lot of discoveries through time but the most important for me are: Energy, fire, wheel and America.  (next page for more)

 The fire is the first discovery of the world discovered by our ancestors: the Homo Erectus, the fire is composed by the triangle of fire: heat, oxygen and combustion. It is very useful to cook, draw, to be warm and a lot of useful things.

 The wheel is the second discovery also by our ancestors. The first wheel was made of stone and before the wheel you had to push the thing that you wanted to transport and was very difficult, but now with the wheel it is very easy to transport things.

 The lightning was discovered almost by the same time that the fire because a lightning feel on a tree showing the fire. And that’s why we use electronic things.

 Christopher Columbus was the one who discovered America but he wanted to prove the world is round. First, Christopher asked the queen for the ships but the queen said no. Then, after 5 years the queen said yes but if he brought gold from Japan. Then, Christopher sailed and then he finished in America . It was one of the most impacting discoveries of the world.  It impacts all: Christopher and his crew members gave the Indians a lot of sickness, they killed a lot of Indians ,the queen became richer than before and Christopher didn’t win at all and he finished in the jail with only 15% of money that queen said…

 Navigate is to go from one place to another.  There are specific tools to navigate like maps, compass, cross staff, astrolabe, wind rose a lot of navigation tools but the oldest is the map from 1.600 B.C. Some tools can not be used in some places like the cross staff can not be used in ships because of movement. The cross staff is used to measure the altitude of the sun or a star (better with a star) and the horizon.

The compass is used to guide you to North, South, East and West. But a red part of the line shows every time to North because the major part of magnetism goes to North.

The cross staff is used to measure the altitude between the sun or a star (Best with a star) and with the horizon. The cross staff is a wooden, metal or gold cross like Christ cross to guide you.

The maps are the oldest navigation tools from 1.600 B.C and are one of the easiest ways to find where you are; you only search in the map something equal that in the place you are and search the way out or in.



Explains how discoveries and exploration lead to new learning. Identifies and explains some important discoveries. Explains different perspectives towards the Discovery of America. Recognizes different kinds of navigation tools and processes. Identifies the characteristics and functions of different navigation tools and processes. The informative texts are clear and coherent. The texts have correct spelling. The texts have correct punctuation.

1 Student shows minimum comprehension which does not allow him/her to fulfill the task.

2 Student shows limited comprehension when completing the task.

3 Student shows partial comprehension when completing the task.

4 Student completes the task successfully.

5 Student applies and transfers their understanding in different contexts.

6 Student applies and transfers their understanding in a variety of contexts taking decisions about their actions and reflecting about them.

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