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What does the word "explorer" mean to you? Sir Ernest Shackleton embodied the word explorer and inspired much of what I do today When you hear the word “explorer” what comes to mind?

What does the word "explorer" mean to you?

Take a minute to think about it. Close your eyes. Whose faces appear? Who has earned that title? Many people I have encountered, either online or in person, define an explorer as someone who ventures into unknown and untouched parts of the world. After posing all these questions to you, I will share what I believe to be the answers. Yet, many of us spend our entire lives sheltered by our own comfort zone. Then there are those who continuously journey into the unknown, no matter what field they work in. Steve Jobs once said “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” He repeatedly tried new things and ventured away from the known and the comfortable to do “something wonderful.” Ancient 'lost city' home to a vanished civilisation found deep in jungles of Honduras. The discovery was revealed by the National Geographic, which sent a writer and photographer to accompany the expedition to the riverside site in a crater-shaped valley, encircled by imposing mountains.

Ancient 'lost city' home to a vanished civilisation found deep in jungles of Honduras

The archaeologists surveyed and mapped extensive plazas, earthworks, mounds, and an earthen pyramid, the magazine reported. They also discovered a "remarkable cache of stone sculptures" that had lain untouched for centuries and documented their findings, but left them unexcavated. An artifact lays partly exposed amongst the ruins (Dave Yoder/National Geographic) "It shows that even now, well into the 21st century, there is so much to discover about our world," said Christopher Fisher, the lead archaeologist. "The untouched nature of the site is unique and if preserved and properly studied can tell us much about these past people and provide critical data for modern conservation," he told the Telegraph. Glass Explorer Stories. Explorers - A. Advertisement.

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The following SOLS (Standards of Learning) for Virginia are presented in this theme. In my experience, students find relating to many of the big ideas in this theme challenging. So, I approach this historical content from many perspectives. The objective in this part of the unit is for students to identify and know the countries that explored and why they wanted to explore North America. The "olden days", as my students refer to the past, of exploration are far from their 21st century technological world. 1. 2. 3. Explorers Unit on Pinterest. Exploration. What is Adventure? What springs to mind when you hear the word adventure?

What is Adventure?

What is adventure? My thoughts immediately turn to an image of a pale, slender gentleman, walking through an alien jungle with little protection from the sun other than his floppy hat. To ward off the ferocious animals he might encounter, he has a rifle and behind him, his team follow tentatively. Each member clutching a rifle as if their life depends upon it. I think this is a warped merging of a song my dad used to sing about Dr Livingstone and a character from a movie. Next I think of mountains, vast forests, great oceans, and immense expanses of ice. Next come the names. Adventure, at first impression, strikes me as something unobtainable and so impressive that only a sacred few can hope to achieve it. Alastair Humpheries inspired me with his stories of cycling around the world.

"what is adventure" Psychology of Adventure. Why do we take risks and pursue adventure?

Psychology of Adventure

Wouldn't it be easier and better to play safe and stay at home? The psychology of adventure may hold within it some secrets to understanding, unlocking, and fulfilling human's potential to experience more than the everyday. Deep down, we all thrive on a sense of adventure, and experience it in one form another. Some may seem more adventurous than others, but there are common underlying processes. Adventurers often follow steps such as initial failings or trauma, strivings, an opportunity or problem, the role of a mentor and training, a climax in which a person is pitted against a significant challenge, and ultimately a triumph and resolution/transition. For more, see the work of Joseph Campbell. Easy way to share your files. 210 Days Around The World With Jessica Watson (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray. Stowaway - Karen Hesse.