What does it take to be the best explorer? Apparently good leadership, persistence and achieving your goal are not enough, according to our class! We brainstormed criteria and decided that enslaving natives and causing death and destruction were important factors which would weigh against being considered the best. Also we felt it was important not just to bring back the goods, but also to bring home your crew safely. There was lots of lively debate as classmates questioned each other on the explorers they had researched and supported their claims with factual evidence. We tried to end the debate by making a graph in the yard, but some of us are still not convinced!
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