The Spherical Earth Reading Comprehension Passage and Essay Response
This article shares information about how people came to understand that the world was not flat but a sphere. There is information about the European explorers, including de Gama, Columbus, and Magellan as well as information about ancient Greek philosophers such as Pythagoras, Anaxagoras, and Eratosthenes. Following the passage are directions for writing a paragraph on the main idea. There are two pages with lines for writing the paragraph. The reading level is grade 9.9.