Cartography Quest

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Travel Blog Genre Challenge

Focus Trait: Word Choice

Your mission is to create a travel blog entry that will inspire your reader to travel to your "choice" destination by using carefully chosen words (descriptive adjectives, exciting verbs, and memorable nouns and more) and photos of yourself on your trip. After editing and greenlighting by your fellow squad members, your travel blog entry will be published online.

Find inspiration for your CHOSEN destination by visiting these blogs. HINT: Click where you see "destinations". Also, take a look at the world atlas books in the quest area.

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CARTOGRAPHY QUEST CHALLENGES

BUILD YOUR WORLD FACT BOOK

Collect information about countries around the world in your very own

For each of the 7 continents, you will choose a country to research.

RESOURCES:

Flags of the World

Regional and World Maps

Explore the World

DK's Find out about the Continents!

Factmonster

Look at the books in the Quest Area!


GO ON 5 VOYAGES!

EACH VOYAGE WILL REVEAL A CLUE!


COMPLETE A DETAILED MAP OF A CONTINENT OF YOUR CHOICE

Your detailed, final map should include:

  • each country‚Äôs capital
  • other important cities
  • major landmarks
  • bodies of water
  • a key and a compass rose (hint: take some time to research what this is and its function)
  • any other details that are important to the history of the continent, or that are particularly interesting to you.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO EARN A HISTORY BUTTON FOR AN EXPLORER LIKE MANSA ABUBAKARI II, MATTHEW HENSON, and DR. MAE C. JEMISON, OR SOMEONE ELSE?

Click HERE to review the Badge Description and Steps.

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