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Station 1: Reasons for and Methods of Exploration 1. Explain the concept of “God, gold, and glory!” as it pertains to explorers.
2. Rank the items explorers used to navigate the seas using the handouts AND the textbook, page 530. Use your own words. Ranking Item Brief Description Reason you ranked it here 1 (Best) Maps Drawing of the earth or a particular region. Most useful and still used today 2 Compass A device with a magnet that makes a needle always point north Still used today it tells which direction you are going 3 Quadrant An instrument that measures the altitude of celestial things Measures longitude, latitude and time 4 Astrolabe Basically the same thing as the quadrant, just different Harder to use than the quadrant 5 Sextant Replaced the astrolabe and measured the latitude of a ship Only measure latitude compared to the astrolabe 6 (Worst) Cross staff Measured the altitude of celestial things. Measures angle and latitude but less popular Station 2: Explorer Timeline 1.

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