The Race to the South Pole (Stories From History)

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Synge It was midwinter when the Ten Thousand Greeks who had followed their leader so loyally through the plains of Asia Minor found themselves friendless and in great danger in the very heart of the enemy's country. Juan Perez was chosen to take command of the frigate and its mostly Mexican crew for this expedition. On 18th century voyages, sailors were able to rely on certain technical advances such as the sextant and the chronometer, which improved the accuracy of the charts and maps of the new routes explored, and knowledge of the position of the ship at sea.

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Synge It was midwinter when the Ten Thousand Greeks who had followed their leader so loyally through the plains of Asia Minor found themselves friendless and in great danger in the very heart of the enemy's country. Juan Perez was chosen to take command of the frigate and its mostly Mexican crew for this expedition. On 18th century voyages, sailors were able to rely on certain technical advances such as the sextant and the chronometer, which improved the accuracy of the charts and maps of the new routes explored, and knowledge of the position of the ship at sea.

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100 Greatest Explorers (100 Greatest)

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The Russian spacecraft did not properly leave Earth’s orbit to set out on its trajectory toward Mars. Unfortunately for them, it did not exist. Hence the islands were called the West Indies, which name they have kept to this day. Modern cinema has continued to create fantasy worlds for us to loose ourselves in. 'Pan's Labyrinth' is a fanciful and chilling story set against the backdrop of a fascist regime in 1944 rural Spain. Behind lay their troubles; before was the waterway home.

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The Russian spacecraft did not properly leave Earth’s orbit to set out on its trajectory toward Mars. Unfortunately for them, it did not exist. Hence the islands were called the West Indies, which name they have kept to this day. Modern cinema has continued to create fantasy worlds for us to loose ourselves in. 'Pan's Labyrinth' is a fanciful and chilling story set against the backdrop of a fascist regime in 1944 rural Spain. Behind lay their troubles; before was the waterway home.

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Explorers and Settlers of Spanish Texas: Men and Women of

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From his lengthy work we will only extract a few details. After World War II, prospectors moved to follow up on the Porgera discovery in 1948, but only Joe Searson remained to work the alluvial gold. Many travelers who crossed the Atlantic contacted syphilis from the Native Americans and spread it throughout the European population. This place is made up of various temples; that which occupies the centre is four storeys high; it terminates in a dome entirely covered with plates of gold.

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From his lengthy work we will only extract a few details. After World War II, prospectors moved to follow up on the Porgera discovery in 1948, but only Joe Searson remained to work the alluvial gold. Many travelers who crossed the Atlantic contacted syphilis from the Native Americans and spread it throughout the European population. This place is made up of various temples; that which occupies the centre is four storeys high; it terminates in a dome entirely covered with plates of gold.

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Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus:

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Squatters settled in brush shelters in his fields and vandalized the fort itself, stealing, according to Sutter, even the bells from his fort. Whether for the classroom or for individual student enrichment, the resources are diverse and offer many ways to stimulate student interest. “Create a Geocache,” a NOAA Ocean Explorer lesson, gives another way for middle and high school students to use technology (GPS devices) to find and to bury caches and to report (online and within class groups) discoveries.

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Squatters settled in brush shelters in his fields and vandalized the fort itself, stealing, according to Sutter, even the bells from his fort. Whether for the classroom or for individual student enrichment, the resources are diverse and offer many ways to stimulate student interest. “Create a Geocache,” a NOAA Ocean Explorer lesson, gives another way for middle and high school students to use technology (GPS devices) to find and to bury caches and to report (online and within class groups) discoveries.

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World History Biographies: Marco Polo: The Boy Who Traveled

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On 1st August the Vega was off again, and soon she had entered the Kara Sea, known in the days of the Dutch explorers as the "ice-cellar." Tom Daccord created a wiki and a private online social network for the “Great Debate of 2008” project, a student exploration and discussion of issues and candidates surrounding the 2008 presidential election. After many fierce battles, in which over 2/3 of the Spaniards were killed, many of them drowning in the lake, because they were so loaded with gold, which they would not let go of.

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On 1st August the Vega was off again, and soon she had entered the Kara Sea, known in the days of the Dutch explorers as the "ice-cellar." Tom Daccord created a wiki and a private online social network for the “Great Debate of 2008” project, a student exploration and discussion of issues and candidates surrounding the 2008 presidential election. After many fierce battles, in which over 2/3 of the Spaniards were killed, many of them drowning in the lake, because they were so loaded with gold, which they would not let go of.

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A Mariner's Tale

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Still they coasted on till they had rounded the northern end of Nova Zembla and unexpectedly sailed into a good harbour where they could anchor. No doubt fired up by this, Vespucci gave away merchanting and in 1597 took off as the navigator of a westerly voyage of his own also under the flag of Spain. If so, could any of these tiny living creatures still exist today? They believed in him, and would not rest till they had persuaded the Queen to take up his cause. He had marched across the isthmus of Panama—one hundred and ten miles in twenty-three days—through deep and swiftly flowing rivers, dense growths of tropical vegetation full of snakes, his only food being the flesh of monkeys.

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Still they coasted on till they had rounded the northern end of Nova Zembla and unexpectedly sailed into a good harbour where they could anchor. No doubt fired up by this, Vespucci gave away merchanting and in 1597 took off as the navigator of a westerly voyage of his own also under the flag of Spain. If so, could any of these tiny living creatures still exist today? They believed in him, and would not rest till they had persuaded the Queen to take up his cause. He had marched across the isthmus of Panama—one hundred and ten miles in twenty-three days—through deep and swiftly flowing rivers, dense growths of tropical vegetation full of snakes, his only food being the flesh of monkeys.

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Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition (Discovery

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Written for grades 4-12, the units focus on nine major themes of the exhibit and feature hundreds of primary sources from the exhibit. He worked for the Smithsonian, collecting and organizing specimens. Such traits were untrue to the real history of Iroquois Indians. The Answer is lost in the mists of time. It confirms that what we see as inevitable “history” often felt highly tentative to those involved at the time.

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Written for grades 4-12, the units focus on nine major themes of the exhibit and feature hundreds of primary sources from the exhibit. He worked for the Smithsonian, collecting and organizing specimens. Such traits were untrue to the real history of Iroquois Indians. The Answer is lost in the mists of time. It confirms that what we see as inevitable “history” often felt highly tentative to those involved at the time.

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Explorers of North America (True Books: American History

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Ibn held this office for eight years, till one day the Emperor called him and said: "I wish to send you as ambassador to the Emperor of China, for I know you are fond of travelling in foreign countries." Their way lay over the native tracks which run as a network over this part of the world. "They are veritable footpaths, never over a foot in breadth, beaten as hard as adamant by centuries of native traffic. Some are eccentric loners escaping group expectations; others are methodical bureaucrats serving governments.

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Ibn held this office for eight years, till one day the Emperor called him and said: "I wish to send you as ambassador to the Emperor of China, for I know you are fond of travelling in foreign countries." Their way lay over the native tracks which run as a network over this part of the world. "They are veritable footpaths, never over a foot in breadth, beaten as hard as adamant by centuries of native traffic. Some are eccentric loners escaping group expectations; others are methodical bureaucrats serving governments.

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Sea Cows, Shamans, and Scurvy: Alaska's First Naturalist:

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He was followed by others; but the first actual knowledge of the north-west coast resulted from the last voyage of Captain James Cook, who visited the coast in 1778. Gold is like anything else: the more there is of it, the less valuable it is. In fact, the real distance is closer to 12,000 miles, although South America is only about 3500 miles west of Spain, explaining why Columbus thought he had hit Asia. It is probable that Pytheas, having coasted the shores of the Bay of Biscay, crossed from the island of Ouessant (Ushant), off the French coast of Brittany, to Cornwall in southwestern England, perhaps seeking tin.

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He was followed by others; but the first actual knowledge of the north-west coast resulted from the last voyage of Captain James Cook, who visited the coast in 1778. Gold is like anything else: the more there is of it, the less valuable it is. In fact, the real distance is closer to 12,000 miles, although South America is only about 3500 miles west of Spain, explaining why Columbus thought he had hit Asia. It is probable that Pytheas, having coasted the shores of the Bay of Biscay, crossed from the island of Ouessant (Ushant), off the French coast of Brittany, to Cornwall in southwestern England, perhaps seeking tin.

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Inside Access: Pirates

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But she was too small to carry home the double crew, and Columbus made a little fortress on the island where the native King was friendly, and left there a little colony of Spaniards. The pigeon used the action-reaction principle, which was not stated as a scientific law until the 17th century. People had crowded down to greet the great discoverer, but instead of a joyous crew, flushed with new success and rich with the spoils of the golden Indies, a feeble train of wretched men crawled on shore—thin, miserable, and ill.

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But she was too small to carry home the double crew, and Columbus made a little fortress on the island where the native King was friendly, and left there a little colony of Spaniards. The pigeon used the action-reaction principle, which was not stated as a scientific law until the 17th century. People had crowded down to greet the great discoverer, but instead of a joyous crew, flushed with new success and rich with the spoils of the golden Indies, a feeble train of wretched men crawled on shore—thin, miserable, and ill.

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