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Learn more about The United States Navy:
http://www.navy.mil
http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/submarines/sub100.html http://www.INR2000.navy.mil/index.htm
http://www.navyjobs.com/

Learn more about Tall Ships:
http://www.OpSail2000.org/
http://www.tallshipnewswire.com/
http://www.schoonerman.com/

Find a Maritime Museum:
http://www.bobhudson.com/Smiths/index.html
http://www.mysticseaport.org/
http://www.Intrepidmuseum.org

Learn More About Shipping Navigation:

Celestial Navigation:
http://pip.dknet.dk/~janj/navigation.html
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~feegi/index.html
http://www.nav.org/cel/introduction.html

Satellite-based Navigation:
http://www.viajante.com/gps.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/longitude/gps.html

The History of Maps:
http://feature.geography.wisc.edu/histcart/
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/pres/map/maphis.html http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/cartocom/cartocom.html#1.0
Explore Our Lesson Plans:
wNetSchool invites you to check out two exciting lesson plans to compliment our nautical theme for the month of July.
  • Students will learn about the events surrounding the sinking of the SS Central America in 1857, sinking 578 passengers and crew members 38,000 pieces of mail, and 21 tons of gold.
    http://www.thirteen.org/wnetschool/origlessons/shipofgold

  • Discover the fascinating story of Mary Ann Patten, the first woman in history to take full command of a merchant sailing ship when she was just 19 and, at the time, 6 months pregnant. Students will have an opportunity to learn about clipper ships, the role of women and the historical circumstances and societal mores of the mid 19th Century.
    http://www.thirteen.org/wnetschool/origlessons/clippers



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