here.) One of our curriculum goals in sixth grade social studies is to have students explore technological advances that helped with exploration. As a class we studied the compass, sextant, hourglass, and astrolabe, and then students did additional research about the technology of their choice.
Using pencil, they drew their object onto drawing paper, then used a variety of metallic paints (gold, bronze, silver) and watercolor to paint in their drawings. Once they were finished, they chose a map from an old atlas I had in my class, and took their maps home to burn them. I am beyond impressed with their quality of work!