Everything you need to understand or teach Typee by Herman Melville.
The narrator is a sailor on board a whaling ship that makes the island of Nukuheva. Since his name is never given, and due the detailed descriptions, it is suspected that the fiction has biographical elements. The narrator is sick of his ship and his captain after a six month voyage searching for sperm whales and the precious commodity, sperm oil. He decides to escape to the interior of the island and recruits a fellow sailor, the young and agile Toby. The narrator and Toby successfully escape their ship and endure a grueling series of days in the mountains of the island's interior. There are no fruit trees there and they are forced to seek a valley. They hope to reach the friendly valley of Happar, but instead reach the Typee valley, which is known as a home of violent cannibals.
Despite the sailors' fears, they are treated...
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] Lesson Plans contain 120 pages of teaching material, including: