Renaissance Explorers: Making and Using a Magnetic Compass

Compass Rose It was during the Explorer's Age that cartographers began using a compass rose to display orientation with regards to the map on which it was placed:  A compass rose displays the cardinal directions of North, South, East and West on a map or nautical chart.  We had already come across the compass rose…


Map Work: Poles and Parallels

Resources We read a small amount of information from our Homeschool in the Woods curriculum but got most of our information from our core book - Charting the World by Richard Panchyk: Vocabulary to Learn Most of these words the older children had been exposed to before and were therefore familiar with.  The goal of…