Sails in the Sunset

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Imagine you are the sailor on this ship. Write a letter home to describe your experiences.
  • Is the sailor alone?
  • How is the sailor feeling?
  • Why do you think the sailor is on the boat?
  • Where is the boat going?
  • Where would the sun be, if we could see it? How do you know?
  • Find out about Ellen MacArthur who sailed around (circumnavigated) the world single-handed in a sailing boat. What challenges did she face? How did she overcome them?
  • This is a picture of a sailing boat. How many other types of boat can you think of? What do they have in common? What are the differences between them?
  • Design and make your own boat. What materials will you use? Will it float?

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