What skills and qualities are needed to be a good explorer? What makes an explorer 'significant'? How do we set about finding out?
Before creating the Mission to Marzipan ARG the designers developed their subject knowledge by familiarisign themselves with the strands of the UK national curriculum for history..
After this they then began researching some significant historical figures: Nelly Bly, Zheng He, Ibn Battuta, Alexandra David Neel, Neil Armstrong, Mary Kingsley.
Each designer chose a character to research. Which will you choose?
There are many beautiful picture books about these explorers.Choose one and begin your investigations or begin your research online.
Demi (2013) The Great Voyages of Zheng He , Shen’s books
Benjamin of Tudela
Shulevitz, U. (2005) Travels of Benjamin of Tudela, Farrar Strans Girou
Brown, D. (2001) One Giant Leap: the story of Neil Armstrong, Boston, Mass: Houghton Miffin
Brown, D. (2003) Uncommon traveller: Mary Kinsley in Africa, Boston, Mass: Houghton Miffin
Rumford, J.(2001) Travelling Man: the Journey of Ibn Battuta, Boston, Mass: Houghton Miffin