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NAVIGATION

Answers to Questions and Activities


5. Using a globe or map find lines of longitude and latitude. Can you find the approximate location of Washington, DC? Try to find the following locations and list their latitude and longitude:

  • Los Angeles, CA 118° N 34° W
  • Mexico City, Mexico 100° N 20° W
  • Houston, TX 98° N 29° W
  • Mississippi River 90° N 38° W

There may be more then one degree of latitudes and longitude for these areas of the world. That's okay! You only need to pick one.

6. Using a globe, find these latitude and longitudes. What area of the United States is each one the location for?

  • 41° N 86° W Chicago
  • 39° N 114° W Great Salt Lake
  • 90° N 26° W Gulf of Mexico

Charting the Seas

  • Frigate: 20° N 170° W
  • Richard E. Byrd's airplane: 28° S 175° W
  • Space Capsule: 13° N 175° E
  • Trieste: 3° S 173° W
  • USS Powhatan: 18° N 165° E
  • Hurricane: 9° S 180°
  • Quadrant: 13° S 168° E
 

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COMMODORE PERRY AND THE OPENING OF JAPAN

Answers to "It's the Thought that Counts"

  • lifeboat A
  • telescope A
  • clocks A
  • lacquer boxes and trays J
  • silk J
  • umbrellas J
  • farm tools A
  • whiskey/wines A
  • unusual sea shells J
  • jars of soy sauce J
  • telegraph wire A
  • pistols/swords A
  • porcelain tea sets J
  • miniature railroad A

 

Answers to "Guess Who?"

1. I was the religious leader of Japan. I lived in a palace but I was not allowed to leave the palace grounds.

  • Who am I? Emperor

2. I led the squadron from the United States to Japan. I served in the Navy for many years, but this was my most important mission.

  • Who am I? Commodore Matthew C. Perry

3. When the Japanese saw me for the first time, they thought I looked like dragons puffing smoke.

  • What am I? black steamships

4. I led Commodore Perry's fleet into Edo Bay and hosted an important banquet.

  • What am I? USS Powhatan

5. I was a master of farmers, artisans and merchants. I was also a fierce and feared warrior.

  • Who am I? Samurai

6. I sent Commodore Perry to negotiate a treaty with Japan. I was the leader of my country.

  • Who am I? President Millard Filmore

7. I was achieved after much negotiating between Japan and the United States.

  • What am I? treaty

8. We are the two Japanese ports opened to American ships in 1854.

  • What are we? Shimoda and Hakodate

9. I am a celebration held in Newport, Rhode Island, and Shimoda, Japan, to commemorate peace between Japan and the United States.

  • What am I? Black Ships Festival

 

THE NAVY TRAVELS TO THE POLES

Answers for Polar Projects


Reading Maps:

Look at a globe or an atlas. Make a list of the landmasses and bodies of water surrounding the Polar Regions.

Arctic Circle/North Pole Antarctica/South Pole
Greenland Argentina
Northwest Territory Weddell Sea
Arctic Sea Ross Ice Shelf


Using a map or globe, locate the Polar Regions listed below. Give each location's latitude and longitude. Identify the direction, north, south, east and west.

Place

Arctic or Antarctica

Latitude

Longitude

Peary Land

Arctic

83°N

42°W

North Pole

Arctic

90°N

South Pole

Antarctica

90°S

Byrd Station

Antarctica

80°S

121°W

South Shetland Islands

Antarctica

63°S

58°W

West Spitsbergen

Arctic

80°N

18°E

 

Answers to Activities

  1. Categorize the expeditions on the timeline under the headings below:
North Pole South Pole
Ginnell Expedition Wilkes Expedition
Jeannette Expedition Scott Expedition
Greely Expedition Ronne Expedition
Byrd's flight Peary Expedition
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