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For Educators: Covilham, Pero da 1-4

For Educators: Covilham, Pero da 1-4
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The Explorer - Journey 1: Pero da Covilham, 1487 - Europe / Mediterranean

The Story: Spies for Portugal

The Explorer - Journey 2: Pero da Covilham, 1488 - East Africa / Arabia

The Story: Salve for the Backside

The Explorer - Journey 3: Pero da Covilham, 1489 - East Africa / Asia

The Story: Fleet of Dhows

The Explorer - Journey 4: Pero da Covilham, 1530 - East Africa

The Story: Lions and Hyenas

It’s early spring, 1487, and Europe already stinks from the flesh of the unwashed masses.  Open sewers run in the streets.  The only relief from the stench comes from carrying bags of spices around your neck.  King John II of Portugal chooses 2 young multilingual men, of Jewish decent, to become spies in order to find the source of the rare and costly spice commodity, and find the Christian Kingdom of Prester John, somewhere in East Africa.  As the spices are mostly controlled by a hostile Arab population in the East, our two spies embark on a journey from Portugal, disguised as Moorish merchants.  This dangerous adventure will take them across the Mediterranean, along the Red Sea, across the Arabian Sea to India, and back into East Africa.  One will die!
 

These 4 Journeys of Discovery include:

  • 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 single list of journeys and their explorers

The Journeys are all:

  • in greyscale.
  • PDF downloadable.

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!

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