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Ways of Navigation

Questions for Discussion

  • Why do different people develop different kinds of navigation systems? How do you navigate to a place (near or far) that you have never been to? Can you tell what is important to you by how you navigate? Could new ways of navigating change your world?
  • How might observation work as a navigation technique? How could weather patterns or animal behavior relate to navigation?
  • What sorts of natural phenomena would a traveler in Hawai‘i need to observe closely in order to get where he or she wanted to go? What sorts of natural phenomena would a traveler in the northern part of Alaska need to observe closely in order to get where he or she wanted to go?
  • Describe the challenges involved in navigating on/across oceans. How did people meet these challenges in the past and in different cultures?
  • What kinds of environmental, social, and/or cultural factors might influence the kind of navigation systems that people use in the future?