In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Fun Activities

Nathaniel Philbrick
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Nantucket in the 1800s

Based on the books setting, choose 3 things that you found interesting about Nantucket during the nineteenth century. Describe what kind of an experience you think it would be to live there in that time period. Would you like it? Why or why not?

Interview with a Captain

Write out an interview with Captain Pollard, including both the questions and his responses. The interview can take place at any time, and you can use the information in the book to help speculate his answers.

Crossword Puzzle

Using the people and events in the book, create a crossword puzzle. Be sure to include both the questions and answers along with how they fit in the puzzle.

Chasing the Truth

Divide a sheet of paper into two columns. On the left side, write down a list of things that Chase included in his...

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