WORLD Could one of aviation’s most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may have identified a part of Amelia Earhart’s plane—and knows where to find the rest of it. (Washington Post) Use our resources to learn more about Amelia Earhart’s final flight. Teachers, scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Elusive End to Earhart Enigma?
SCIENCE One of the most famous ships lost in the 19th century has been located in the Canadian Arctic, prompting Prime Minister Stephen Harper to declare that “one of Canada’s greatest mysteries” has been solved. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to find your own shipwreck! Discussion Ideas The “lost ships” of the Franklin expedition were called the H.M.S. Erebus and H.M.S. Terror. What does … Continue reading Shipwreck Solves ‘One of Canada’s Greatest Mysteries’
SCIENCE More than five centuries after Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, was wrecked in the Caribbean, archaeologists think they may have discovered the vessel’s long-lost remains—lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. It’s likely to be one of the world’s most important underwater archaeological discoveries. (The Independent) Use our resources to learn more about shipwrecks and underwater archaeology. … Continue reading Columbus’ Lost Ship May Have Been Found
GEOGRAPHY Vikings were legendary navigators—using their gorgeous longships to successfully leave their Scandinavian homes and venture as far east as the rivers of Russia and as far west as the British Isles . . . and North America. For centuries, scientists, historians, and adventurers have pursued the fabled Viking ‘sunstone,’ a device that allowed sailors to navigate in any weather. Using a sunstone, Vikings could … Continue reading Viking ‘Sunstone’ May Have Existed