Guided Primary Source Analysis: Round the World with Nellie Bly

Round the world with Nellie Bly--The Worlds globe circler

Zoom into a more detailed image of this source. Explain what you can determine about Nellie Bly just by looking at this source (be sure to point out the details that support your findings).

Read the following articles to learn more about Nellie Bly, Jules Verne and Elizabeth Bisland. Describe what you learned.

Play the game with some friends. Then use a paper map or a digital map program, such as Google Earth, to plot Nellie’s journey around the world.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

Today in History: Nellie Bly Circles the Globe