|Skills used||Latitude & Longitude|
|Using scale to measure distance|
|Materials Needed||Globe in Horizon Ring Mounting|
|During the Civil War one of the strategies of the Union military
leaders was the anaconda plan. Under this plan the Union Navy would
blockade all of the seaports of the Confederacy. This
plan, if successful, would prevent the Confederacy from getting supplies
and material that it needed from Europe.
|On your globe, starting at the state of Delaware, abbreviated as
"DEL" and located at 39N/76W, trace the coastline southward along the
east coast of the United States to the southern tip of Florida. From the
tip of Florida, continue your line along the Gulf of Mexico until you
reach the border between Texas and Mexico. Use the mileage scale on the
globe's mounting ring, or the scale that is printed on the globe ball
itself, to determine a rough estimate of the distance that this naval
blockade would have to cover. (1.) __________________________________
|Assume that you are a Union naval commander and have been assigned
the Gulf Coast part of the blockade. You do not have enough ships to
patrol the entire coast from the southern tip of Florida to Mexico.
Where would be the best locations to station your limited resources?
Why? (3.) __________________________________________________________
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