Essay Topic 1
Do some research in the library or on the Internet and write a description of the wilderness in the American frontier in the late 1700's. Are the events and characters portrayed in the story realistic? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Write a story about someone trading some trinkets for animal pelts with a Native American during the early colonization. Put yourself in the story as the trader, the Native American, or a bystander.
Essay Topic 3
Write your idea of living in a large house on an island in the middle of a lake. Cover such questions as (1) why you would put your house there, (2) what the house would look like, and (3) how you would travel to the lake shore.
Essay Topic 4
Write about your fears if you lived in the time of The Deerslayer. Imagine you are there where there are bears, mountain lions, wolves...
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