The first and second graders received a special note
from our Captains that the
S. S. SEABURY HAD SPRUNG A LEAK
and that all our clothing had gotten wet
and needed to be replaced.
Where in the world do we get new clothes?
One student replied "Amazon!"
And thus began our study of the World Map.
First of all, we learned the names
of the continents and the oceans.
We looked at authentic old maps and then each made
our own "antique map" of the world.
Several students wanted to put an old date on their maps
and one said,
"I know, I'm going to write 1985!"
That's a long time ago for a six year old!!
We put together puzzles of the world.
And then we got to work surveying where our clothes are from.
We each made a bar graph of our findings.
We marked the countries on a world map
and drew the best route the S. S. Seabury
would have to take to most efficiently
visit all the countries.
We'll discover later if the routes we chose
were a reasonable choice
as we mark the routes of the Explorers
on our big classroom world map.