Research debtor's prisons, either on the Internet or in a book. Write a summary and provide graphics of what these prisons were like.
Map out the travelers' journey from England to America.
Many times throughout the book, characters are ill and receive aid, either from friends or medical professionals. Find two of these instances and research the reasoning behind these old-fashioned techniques.
Have students write a newspaper article concerning Mr. Eldridge's situation. The story should include background information as well as his unusual release from debtor's prison.
Recreate one of Charlotte's letters that her parents never receive.
Find at least five old vocabulary terms that are not used in the present day. Look up their definitions and write a modern sentence using each term.
Switch Charlotte and La Rue's roles in the novel. Write a summary of what happens to...
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