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There is more information and activities in your Student Packet-- available in the Activity Sheets section of RESOURCES. There are also plans for making working models.

The Compass Rose: One of the oldest navigation instruments in the world.

The Astrolabe: The first instrument that allowed mariners to determine their latitude... allowing them to sail out of site of land without getting lost.

The Traverse Board: This instrument was used to keep track of the ship's direction. Sailors who were illiterate or spoke a different language coud still track the ship's movements accurately.

NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS
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