|Skills used||Latitude & Longitude|
|Using scale to measure distance|
|Determining travel time|
|Materials Needed||Globe in Horizon Ring Mounting|
|As a result of the Revolutionary War the American colonies won their
independence from England. Though a globe is a small scale map and
therefore cannot show precise locations and details of specific battles,
it can provide a better overall view of conflicts that were waged over
large areas and involved many nations.
|On your globe, outline of the area that included the original 13
colonies. Use a map from your social studies textbook if you need help
in determining the correct area. Include in this area the southern part
of Canada in which the cities of Montreal and Quebec are found. If you
drew your outline correctly it should include the area where were most
of the conflicts in the Revolutionary War took place.
|Next, circle England at 55N/2W. Remember that England is now but one
of the divisions of a modern country called the United Kingdom. Find
London, England and use the globe's mounting ring to measure the
distance from London to New York City.
How far is it? (1.) __________________________________
|Why would the long distance between London and the colonies be a
military advantage for the Continental Army and the
Patriots fighting in America? (2.) ________________
|If a British ship loaded with soldiers and supplies had been able to average 70 miles of progress a day along the great circle route from London to New York, how many days would it have taken the ship to reach its destination? (3.) _______________. Such a voyage would have been considered fast for the time, but if you were a tired and weary British soldier surrounded by the enemy, it would not have been fast enough.|
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