The Explorer: Saint Brendan, 570 - North America / Atlantic
The Story: Earthly Paradise
Join the voyage of Saint Brendan and his brave followers, as they sail and paddle forth into the unknown waters of the Atlantic from Ireland. Upon their return they report various geographic locations, topography, flora and fauna that tend to support the validity of their journey to North America, where they believed they had found ‘Heaven on Earth’. Our portrayal lays out the possibility of one voyage. True or not, in the 11th century, the Catholic Church documented its parts as fact.
This Journey of Discovery includes:
the story (in both Script and Arial fonts), with ‘outside the box’ word clues and without clues for early readers
an educator information page with anticipated learning outcomes
a world projection map, a telescoped map of the explored area and a compass
the clues and solution
a list of journeys and their explorers
The Journeys are all:
Our resources encourage interaction and fun while introducing locations, weather/social conditions, cities, countries, seas, oceans and continents. They demonstrate the use of compass points for direction and the use of longitude and latitude ... your students won’t even know it’s a lesson. In addition, they provide a portrayal of an actual historic journey - please note that the identity of the explorer is not mentioned in the story as it is part of the solution for you to share with your class!