Teach your students about early maps with this Ancient Polynesian stick chart activity! Students will learn about one of the earliest forms of nautical navigation in history by creating one on their own with this hands-on activity! Perfect for a Geography, Marine Science or Oceanography class!
Students will learn about Ancient Polynesian stick charts, how they were created and their significance. Then, they will build their own map using various materials and include islands of their choice. Once they have created their own charts, they will trade with a classmate to see if they can be read and understood by others.
online Learning? A Google Slides version is included! Students can simply construct their stick charts at home using their own materials and upload a photo or video of the finished product.
Included with this activity:
– Teacher instructions
– Background information reading with questions
– Planning pages for student to create their own stick chart using the Hawaiian islands
– Discussion questions for independent or whole group discussion.
– Google Slides versions of each.
*Please not that this resource is NOT editable.