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    Although the design of a compass has changed over time it has always had the same four needles including North, East, South, and West. The first compass was simply a magnetized needle attached to a piece of wood or cork like thing. The middle card in the middle shows the directions. As the needle would settle, the marked end would point toward magnetic north. But as engineers and scientists did more research about magnetism in conclusion to that the combination changed into fleur-de lis design, which is still seen in our day. Historians think that China was first to discover to use these gadgets for navigation. Before, compasses were most likely used as backups for when we could not see the sun, stars, or other landmarks. Eventually, as compasses became more reliable and more explorers understood how to read them, the devices became a critical navigational tool. Before, compasses were most…

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    the lesson are. I had the opportunity to use an activity plan with students in the classroom, which allowed me to gain experience with second graders. After watching the video of the compass rose activity, I can now prepare for future lessons. First, I reviewed the content information over the compass rose and I seemed to do a decent job of covering the necessary…

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    Throughout The Golden Compass, the topic of fantasy is explored and applied to the storyline directly. From talking polar bears to bizarre personal companions, this novel certainly emphasizes the imaginative aspect of literature. The Golden Compass, written by Philip Pullman, is one of three books in the series titled His Dark Materials which exemplifies the nature of the fantasy genre by detailing completely absurd and surreal events (Pullman 2-198). In The Golden Compass, the protagonist,…

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    In The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, Lyra is an ordinary child from Oxford’s Jordan College living with her uncle at Oxford’s Jordan College in a parallel universe where people’s souls are portrayed by an animal or daemon in physical form. But like every other child, she is very curious, and this leads to her being brought into an amazing journey nobody could have imagined. It all started when she realized what power in society can do. After learning about a project involving Dust, which…

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    Christopher Columbus in discovering a faster route to China, India, and the Spice Islands. Using dead reckoning, the astrolabe, the magnetic compass, and other various navigational instruments, Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola, believing it was the Asian coast. Dead reckoning was Columbus’s primary method of determining location. This technique uses the course and distance already traveled to verify the current position of the ship. Another common tool, the astrolabe, calculates the…

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    Mercury or Drake was always trained to treat people in a terrible way by bullying them and annoy them, so the other person would faint. Drake was poisonous because it was a naturally occurring element and that it is found in air, water and soil. It is also highly toxic form (methylmercury) which builds up in fish, shellfish and animals that eat fish. Now when Drake meets gold or Ivory his life may or may not change. That you will find out as you read on. One day Drake was at his house, when he…

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    The Compass Test

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    The thought of college while you’re in high school is very exciting. It becomes less exciting during your senior year when you must begin the actual processing of all requirements to begin college. I will explain the process of the journey. The main points crucial for an acceptance are picking the right test whether it be the SAT or ACT, having to take the Compass test as a first year student, and deciding on a major and degree. First of all, one of the most important parts of admissions are…

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    Moral Compass

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    Find a Moral Compass In a Growing Technologically Advanced Society Today we live in a society that is constantly evolving. This evolution, the transformation from standard items or uses of technology based living, is outpacing our societal expectations. Instead of textbooks, in person communications, and leaving things up to nature, people in society are now switching to computer based learning, primarily phone or computer communication, and using technology to determine things such as the…

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    Career Compass

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    Up until now, I have always been indecisive on what I wanted to do with my life. I knew that I wanted to help people and be interactive with others, but I couldn’t narrow it down. I always thought that the first qualities you look for in a job is income and opportunity. Yet, I was missing one important key aspect, and that is if I will love doing it. Now that I have looked into career paths I can take, I know that my passion is counselling and learning how to help people mentally and…

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    impact the exploration had. Content Covered: During this lesson, students will identify the continents, oceans, accurately draw a compass rose, and trace their explorer’s route. These skills will help them to examine the exploration in North America by looking at the major land and water routes used by the explorers. Lesson Objectives: • Students will identify the continents and oceans • Students will accurately draw a compass rose • Students will accurately…

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